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Brett, George Howard

Born: 1953 AD
Currently alive, at 65 years of age.
3 (60%) 31 votes

1953 – George Brett was born on the 15th of May in Glen Dale, West Virginia.

1971 – He graduated from El Segundo High School and was drafted by the fledgling Kansas City Royals in the second round (29th overall) of the baseball draft.

1973 – Brett was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on the 2nd of August, with the Kansas City Royals.

1974 – Brett won the starting third base job, but struggled at the plate until he asked for help from Charley Lau, the Royals’ hitting instructor.

1976 – From May 8 through May 16, Brett had 3 or more hits in 6 consecutive games, a Major League record.

1977 – Brett emerged as a power hitter with 22 home runs helping the Royals to another American League Championship Series.

1978 – Brett batted .294 (the only time between 1976 and 1983 in which he did not bat at least .300) in helping the Royals win a third consecutive American League West title.

1979 – Brett followed that up with a successful  season, in which he finished third in AL MVP voting.

1980 – Brett won the American League MVP and batted .390, a modern record for a third baseman.

1985 – Brett had another brilliant season in which he helped propel the Royals to their second pennant. He batted .335 with 30 home runs and 112 RBI, finishing in the top 10 of the league in 10 different offensive categories.

         – He was MVP of the playoffs against the Toronto Blue Jays, with an incredible game 3. With KC down in games 2-0, Brett homered in his first two at bats against Doyle Alexander, and doubled to the same spot in right field in his third at bat, leading the Royals comeback.

1988 – Brett moved across the diamond to first base in an effort to reduce his chances of injury and had another MVP-caliber season with a .306 average, 24 homers and 104 RBI. But after batting just .290 with 16 homers the next year, it looked like his career might be slowing down.

1992 – Brett married the former Leslie Davenport and they currently reside in the Kansas City suburb of Mission Hills, KS.

3 (60%) 31 votes