George Brett (baseball)
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George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is a retired American baseball player. He is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and was inducted in 1999 with a fourth-highest voting percentage in baseball history (98.2%).
Brett won the World Series with the Kansas City Royals in 1985 batting a .370 which included a four-hit performance in game 7 of the world series.
His number (#5) is retired by the Kansas City Royals.
He raises money for the disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Awards[change | change source]
- American League Batting Champion in 1976, 1980 and 1990
- American League Most Valuable Player in 1980
- American League Championship Series MVP in 1985
- Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1986