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Brett, Kenneth Alven (Ken)

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Born: 1948 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

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1948 - He was born kon the 18th of September .

1968 - Brett spent six months in the Army reserves, missed spring training and, in his first Triple-A outing back, was left on the game for nine innings.

1973 - Brett played primarily for teams in the American League, which had instituted the designated hitter.

1974 - He was the winning pitcher of the All-Star Game, where he was the only member of the host team Pittsburgh Pirates on the National League squad.

1979 - He returned to the National League as a reliever with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1980 - Ken was added to the Royals roster in August, the year the Royals finally won the American League pennant and George hit .390 and was the AL MVP.

1981 - Brett was released by the Royals following the season, and retired from baseball at the young age of 33.

1985-1986 - He served as a minor league manager in Utica, then worked as a broadcaster, providing color commentary for the Seattle Mariners, then the California Angels for the next eight years.

1998 - Brett then coached baseball at the collegiate level, and co-owned minor league baseball and hockey teams and a sporting goods company in Spokane, with his brothers John, Bobby, & George Brett.

2003 - Ken Brett, age 55, died on the 18th of November in Spokane, after a six year battle with brain cancer, which included two operations.


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