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5* GEORGE BRETT (Franchise player #0083 - 1973-12)

Hall-of-Famer

Position: 3B-1B

George Brett

George Howard Brett
("Mullet", "Mullethead")
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, WV
Acquired: June 8, 1971: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2nd Round of the 1971 Amateur Draft
MLB Debut: August 2, 1973
Final MLB Game: October 3, 1993
Royals Debut: August 2, 1973
Final Royals Game:
October 3, 1993
Member of the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame - Class of 1994

Awards & Achievements
All-Star: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
1974 Baseball Digest All-Rookie Team
1976 Baseball Bulletin AL Player of the Year
1980 AL MVP
1980 Hutch Award
Major League Baseball Player of the Year: 1979 (Baseball Digest, Baseball Bulletin), 1980 (The Sporting News, AP, Sport, Baseball Magazine, Baseball Digest)
1985 ALCS MVP
1986 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
AL Player of the Month: July 1980, June 1982, April 1983, May 1985, July 1985, July 1990
AL Player of the Week: May 10/1976, May 28/1979, June 8/1980, July 20/1980, August 17/1980, April 24/1983, July 1-7/1985, August 11-17/1986, July 18-24/1988, July 16-22/1990, September 28-October 4/1992, September 20-26/1993
Royals 25th Anniversary Team (selected in 1993)
1993 Kansas City Mister Baseball Award
Joe Cronin Award: 1980 & 1992
AL Batting Champion: 1976, 1980, 1990
AL Hits Leader: 1975, 1976, 1979
AL Doubles Leader: 1978, 1990
AL Triples Leader: 1975, 1976, 1979
AL Slugging % Leader: 1980, 1983, 1985
Silver Slugger: 1980, 1985, 1988
All-Major League Team: 1975 (UPI), 1976 (AP), 1980 (TSN)
All-AL Team: 1976 (TSN, UPI, Baseball Bulletin), 1977 (Baseball Bulletin, AP), 1979 (TSN, AP, UPI), 1980 (TSN, UPI, Baseball Bulletin, Baseball Magazine), 1988 (TSN)
Rawlings Gold Glove: 1985
Royals Player of the Month: September 1974, June 1975, September 1975, June 1976, July 1976, September 1976, August 1977, June 1978, May 1979, June 1979, July 1979, July 1980, August 1980, June 1982, April 1983, July 1983, May 1985, July 1985, August 1985, August 1986, April 1988, July 1988, September 1989, July 1990, August 1990, September 1990, August 1992, September 1992, September 1993
Royals Player of the Year: 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992
Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999
 
Statistics with the Royals (led team in bold) (led league in red)
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
1973 13 40 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .125
1974 133 457 49 129 21 5 2 47 8 5 21 38 .282
1975 159 634 84 195 35 13 11 89 13 10 46 49 .308
1976 159 645 94 215 34 14 7 67 21 11 49 36 .333
1977 139 564 105 176 32 13 22 88 14 12 55 24 .312
1978 128 510 79 150 45 8 9 62 23 7 39 35 .294
1979 154 645 119 212 42 20 23 107 17 10 51 36 .329
1980 117 449 87 175 33 9 24 118 15 6 58 22 .390
1981 89 347 42 109 27 7 6 43 14 6 27 23 .314
1982 144 552 101 166 32 9 21 82 6 1 71 51 .301
1983 123 464 90 144 38 2 25 93 0 1 57 39 .310
1984 104 377 42 107 21 3 13 69 0 2 38 37 .284
1985 155 550 108 184 38 5 30 112 9 1 103 49 .335
1986 124 441 70 128 28 4 16 73 1 2 80 45 .290
1987 115 427 71 124 18 2 22 78 6 3 72 47 .290
1988 157 589 90 180 42 3 24 103 14 3 82 51 .306
1989 124 457 67 129 26 3 12 80 14 4 59 47 .282
1990 142 544 82 179 45 7 14 87 9 2 56 63 .329
1991 131 505 77 129 40 2 10 61 2 0 58 75 .255
1992 152 592 55 169 35 5 7 61 8 6 35 69 .285
1993 145 560 69 149 31 3 19 75 7 5 39 67 .266
Career 2707 10349 1583 3154 665 137 317 1595 201 97 1096 908 .305

For complete stats, go to Baseball-Reference.com's George Brett page

* wore #25 in 1973 & 1974 (Tom Poquette wore #5 in 1973, Richie Scheinblum wore #5 in 1974)

 
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