1. George Brett
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, WV USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 02, 1973
  • Final Game: October 03, 1993
  • TSN All-Star - 1976
  • TSN All-Star - 1979
  • Hutch Award - 1980
  • Most Valuable Player - 1980
  • Silver Slugger - 1980
  • TSN All-Star - 1980
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1980
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1980
  • ALCS MVP - 1985
  • Gold Glove - 1985
  • Silver Slugger - 1985
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award - 1986
  • Silver Slugger - 1988
  • TSN All-Star - 1988
 
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Come on, could we have possibly picked anyone else?

George Brett is among the top hitters in Baseball history and arguably the best one to ever play regularly at Third Base (though Mike Schmidt might argue).

Brett would blossom into an elite hitter in the mid-70’s and would become a regular fixture in the hunt for the American League Batting Title.  Eleven times, Brett batted over .300 and he would win that coveted Title three times, including the 1980 season where he flirted with .400 for part of the year, ultimately finishing with .390.  That year he was the American League MVP, also leading the league in On Base Percentage, Slugging Percentage and OPS. 

A thirteen time All Star, Brett also is a member of the rare 3,000 Hit Club.  While he is best known for his average, Brett showed off power, blasting 317 Home Runs over his storied career.  Brett would take the Royals to the 1980 World Series, and would win it again in 1985, accomplishments that never would have happened without him.  

Only four people in Major League history have 300 Home Runs, a career Batting Average and 3,000 Hits.  Brett is a member of that fraternity and he did it all in Kansas City.

Brett entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1999 with a whopping 98.2% of the ballot, though don’t you want to hear the argument from the 1.8% who didn’t think so he was Cooperstown worthy?

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base, Third Base, Designated Hitter
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round of the Amateur Draft 6/8/71.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1993 Season.

  • Games Played: 2707
  • Notable Statistics:

    1,583 Runs Scored
    3,154 Hits
    665 Doubles
    137 Triples
    317 Home Runs
    1,596 RBI
    201 Stolen Bases
    .305/.369/.487 Slash Line
    88.4 bWAR

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1985)

    MVP (1980)

    All Star Game (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 & 1988)

    Silver Slugger (1980, 1985 & 1988)

    Gold Glove (1985)

    ALCS MVP (1985)

    Hutch Award (1980)

    Lou Gehrig Award (1986)

    Highest bWAR for a Position Player (1980)

    Highest Batting Average (1976, 1980 & 1990)

    Highest On Base Percentage (1980)

    Highest Slugging Percentage (1980, 1983 & 1985)

    Highest OPS (1980, 1983 & 1985)

    Most At Bats (1975 & 1976)

    Most Hits (1975, 1976 & 1979)

    Most Total Bases (1976)

    Most Doubles (1978 & 1990)

    Most Triples (1975, 1976 & 1979)

    Most Intentional Walks (1985 & 1986)

    Highest Win Probability Added (1979 & 1980)

    Most Putouts by a Third Baseman (1976)

    Most Assists by a Third Baseman (1979 & 1985)

    Most Double Plays Turned by a Third Basemen (1985)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a First Baseman (1987)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Third Baseman (1977 & 1979)

    Most Total Zone Runs by a Third Baseman (1977)

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