George Brett

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George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953) is an American former professional baseball player who played 21 years, primarily as a third baseman, in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals.wikipedia
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Ken Brett

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Born in Glen Dale, West Virginia, Brett was the youngest of four sons of a sports-minded family which included Ken, the second oldest, a major league pitcher who pitched in the 1967 World Series at age 19.
Kenneth Alven Brett (September 18, 1948 – November 18, 2003) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher and the second of four Brett brothers who played professional baseball, the most notable being the youngest, George Brett.

List of Major League Baseball batting champions

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He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 on the first ballot and is the only player in MLB history to win a batting title in three different decades.
George Brett in 1980 is the only player to maintain a .400 average into September since 1941.

Billings Mustangs

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Brett's minor league stops were with the Billings Mustangs for the Rookie-level Pioneer League in 1971, the San Jose Bees of the Class A California League in 1972, and the Omaha Royals of the Class AAA American Association in 1973, batting .291, .274, and .284, respectively.
These include George Brett, Reggie Sanders, Paul O'Neill, Trevor Hoffman, Keith Lockhart, Danny Tartabull, Ben Broussard, Scott Sullivan, Aaron Boone, Adam Dunn, Austin Kearns, and B. J. Ryan.

Third baseman

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George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953) is an American former professional baseball player who played 21 years, primarily as a third baseman, in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals.

Scott McGregor (baseball)

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He was high school teammates with pitcher Scott McGregor.
Born and raised in southern California, McGregor played baseball at El Segundo High School with hall of famer George Brett, who was a year ahead.

Shortstop

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Brett began his professional baseball career as a shortstop, but had trouble going to his right defensively and was soon shifted to third base.
Some of the weakest hitters in Major League Baseball have played the position, including Mario Mendoza, for whom George Brett popularized the eponymous Mendoza Line to describe a batting average below .200.

San Jose Giants

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Brett's minor league stops were with the Billings Mustangs for the Rookie-level Pioneer League in 1971, the San Jose Bees of the Class A California League in 1972, and the Omaha Royals of the Class AAA American Association in 1973, batting .291, .274, and .284, respectively.
Many players on the Kansas City Royals teams of the 1970s and 1980s, including George Brett, Amos Otis, and Dennis Leonard played in San Jose.

1976 Kansas City Royals season

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He then won his first batting title in 1976 with a .333 average.

1976 American League Championship Series

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In the fifth and final game of the 1976 ALCS, Brett hit a three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to tie the score at six—only to see the Yankees' Chris Chambliss launch a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth to give the Yankees a 7–6 win.
The Yankees got off to a quick start, scoring two in the first aided by a pair of George Brett throwing errors.

1978 American League Championship Series

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However, Kansas City once again lost to the Yankees in the ALCS, but not before Brett hit three home runs off Catfish Hunter in Game Three, becoming the second player to hit three home runs in an LCS game (Bob Robertson was the first, having done so in Game two of the 1971 NLCS).
George Brett and Amos Otis were the hitting stars for the Royals.

1975 Kansas City Royals season

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Brett topped the .300 mark for the first time in 1975, hitting .308 and leading the league in hits and triples.

Tony Gwynn

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Brett's 1980 batting average of .390 is second only to Tony Gwynn's average of .394 (Gwynn played in 110 games and had 419 at-bats in the strike-shortened season, compared to Brett's 449 at bats in 1980) for the highest single season batting average since 1941.
Unlike other kids that tracked home run hitters, Gwynn checked the box scores in the newspaper every morning to follow high-average hitters like Pete Rose, George Brett and Rod Carew.

1973 Kansas City Royals season

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The Royals promoted Brett to the major leagues on August 2, 1973, when he played in 13 games and was 5 for 40 (.125) at age 20.
On August 2, George Brett made his major league debut.

Glen Dale, West Virginia

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Born in Glen Dale, West Virginia, Brett was the youngest of four sons of a sports-minded family which included Ken, the second oldest, a major league pitcher who pitched in the 1967 World Series at age 19.

Hal McRae

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The four contenders for the batting title that year were Brett and Royals teammate Hal McRae, and Minnesota Twins teammates Rod Carew and Lyman Bostock.
In 1976 McRae was on top of the AL batting title race going into the final game of the season, in which his teammate George Brett went 2-for-4 to clinch the title over McRae by a margin of less than .001; McRae finished second.

El Segundo High School

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

1985 in baseball

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In 1985, Brett had another brilliant season in which he helped propel the Royals to their second American League Championship.

New York Yankees

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The Royals won the first of three straight American League West Division titles, beginning a great rivalry with the New York Yankees—whom they faced in the American League Championship Series each of those three years.
Reggie Jackson hit .300 for the only time in his career with 41 homers, and finished 2nd in the MVP voting to Kansas City's George Brett.

Tim McClelland

The home plate umpire, Tim McClelland, signaled Brett out, ending the game as a Yankees win.
He called many important games, from post-season games to the George Brett "Pine Tar" game in.

1967 World Series

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Born in Glen Dale, West Virginia, Brett was the youngest of four sons of a sports-minded family which included Ken, the second oldest, a major league pitcher who pitched in the 1967 World Series at age 19.

American League Championship Series

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The Royals won the first of three straight American League West Division titles, beginning a great rivalry with the New York Yankees—whom they faced in the American League Championship Series each of those three years.

1980 American League Championship Series

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More importantly, the Royals won the American League West, and would face the Eastern champion Yankees in the ALCS.
The Royals moved ahead in the third, when George Brett walked and moved to third on a ground-rule double by Otis.

Mission Hills, Kansas

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He lived in Mission Hills, Kansas when he moved to the Midwest.

1977 American League Championship Series

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A year later, Brett emerged as a power hitter, clubbing 22 home runs, as the Royals headed to another ALCS.
The next batter, George Brett, grounded to Graig Nettles, who threw to Randolph at second to force McRae.

Kauffman Stadium

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Brett won the title when a fly ball dropped in front of Twins left fielder Steve Brye, bounced on the Royals Stadium AstroTurf and over Brye's head to the wall; Brett circled the bases for an inside-the-park home run.
In his first at-bat, George Brett hit a home run down the right field line.