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  George Brett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brett, the youngest child of a sports-minded family which included his older brother Ken Brett, a major-league pitcher, was born on May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia.
Brett had off-and-on injuries for the next four years, during which his most noteworthy achievement was the notorious "Pine Tar Incident." On July 24, 1983, the Royals were playing the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
Brett was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1999, with the fourth-highest voting percentage in baseball history, receiving a higher percentage of the vote than Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Ted Williams, or Joe DiMaggio.
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 George Brett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brett was the youngest child of a sports-minded family which included his older brother Ken, a major-league pitcher.
A year later, Brett emerged as a power hitter with 22 home runs helping the Royals to another American League Championship Series, 1977, and proceeded to have an incredible 1979 season in which he was an MVP candidate.
Following the end of his baseball career, Brett became a vice president of the Royals and has worked as a part-time coach, as a special instructor in spring training, filling in as the batting coach, and as a minor league instructor dispatched to help prospects develop.
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 George Brett
Brett played his entire career for the Royals, leading them to six AL Championships and two World Series in their heyday of the late '70s and early '80s.
Brett finished his 21-year career as the only major leaguer to combine for over 3,000 hits (3,154), 300 homeruns (317), 600 doubles (665), 100 triples (137), and 200 stolen bases (201).
Brett crushed a home run off Goose Gossage to give his team a 5-4 lead; but Yankee manager Billy Martin requested the umpires check his bat for excess pine tar.
www.baseball-statistics.com /HOF/Brett.html   (548 words)

  
 George Brett | The BASEBALL Page
George Brett was "The Franchise" for the Kansas City Royals during most of their first twenty-five years of existence.
Brett stormed from the dugout in a rage and had to be restrained by teammates and coaches.
George had a solid, if unspectacular season and by late September he was four hits shy of the mark as the team traveled to the west coast.
www.thebaseballpage.com /past/pp/brettgeorge   (6365 words)

  
 Lieutenant General George H. Brett
Brett was the acting Chief of Air Corps from November 1939 to May 1941 when Arnold was serving as Acting Additional Deputy Chief of Staff (Air) on the Army's General Staff.
Brett was appointed a lieutenant general in the position of Commanding General, US Army Forces in Australia and reappointed the next November as a lieutenant general in the position of Commanding General, Caribbean Defense Command.
Brett was given a farewell cocktail party at "Braelands" on the evening of 3 August 1942.
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 HickokSports.com - Biography - George Brett
In 1990, Brett won his third and last batting title with a.329 average and also led the league with 45 doubles.
Brett was named to the AL All-Star team 11 years in a row, from 1976 through 1986, and again in 1988.
Brett had a career.305 batting average with 3,154 hits, including 665 doubles, 137 triples, and 317 home runs.
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 Addict Baseball and Football Forum - george brett
Brett, whose 21-year career ended in 1993, on Sunday was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame before a record crowd of 50,000.
Brett stood on the podium and peered out at the crowd, at the scads of Royals' fans who made the pilgrimage to Cooperstown and now held signs that hollered, "Brett for president!" He looked at his wife and three sons sitting in the front row, at the ESPN cameras staring holes right through him.
Brett recovered, of course, and even shrewdly got out of the jam by joking to his brothers that "right now, I wish it was one of you" standing on stage.
www.addictsports.com /baseball/showthread.php?t=1062   (853 words)

  
 George Brett and statue by Kwan Wu unveiled at KC Royals game to benefit ALSA Midwest - Keith Worthington Chapter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The sculpture of Brett is the final component of the community wide celebration of Brett's 1999 induction in the Hall of Fame.
Brett's involvement with ALS stemmed from his friendship with Kansas City businessman Keith Worthington, who began experiencing problems with his extremities and was diagnosed with ALS.
Brett also has supported other fundraising events for the Keith Worthington Chapter, which combined have raised an additional $6 million for the ALS Association.
www.alsa-midwest.org /chapter/profile/brett_statue.shtml   (334 words)

  
 TSN Presents - Baseball's 100 Greatest Players
The first thing pitchers noticed about George Brett was the concentration, the intense eye contact that suggested he was up for any challenge.
Brett was known for many magical moments during his 21-season run with the Kansas City Royals, but his reputation as one of the most feared clutch hitters in baseball history will transcend the 20th century.
Brett, a 13-time All-Star selection and 1985 Gold Glove winner, could have posted even better numbers if not for a series of nagging injuries, the product of the aggressive, hustling intensity he always brought to the field.
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 George Brett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
George Brett, a career Kansas City Royal, was one of the greatest hitters the game has ever seen.
George was an above average fielder with a good arm and good range, but the reason I put him on this list is because of his bat.
George Brett finished his career as the only player ever to finish with over 3,000 hits (3,154), 300 homeruns (317), 600 doubles (665), 100 triples (137), and 200 stolen bases (201).
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 George Brett | BaseballLibrary.com
Brett's upper-deck homer off Goose Gossage in the top of the seventh inning in Game Three of the ALCS sealed a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees.
Brett becomes the 6th player ever, and the first since Willie Mays in 1957, to collect 20 doubles, 20 triples, and 20 home runs in the same season.
Brett goes ballistic a the Royals immediately protest, and American League President Lee MacPhail overrules his umpires for the first time saying that, while the rules should certainly be rewritten and clarified, the home run will stand and the game will be resumed from that point on August 18th.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/B/Brett_George.stm   (2377 words)

  
 George Brett Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
George Brett was born on Friday, May 15, 1953, in Glen Dale, West Virginia.
Brett was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 2, 1973, with the Kansas City Royals, and his Major League Baseball stats for every season he played, along with his career totals are on this page.
George Brett's biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable) career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this George Brett baseball statistics page.
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 Kodak Presents - Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments brought to you by The Sporting News
Brett cracked the first pitch for a massive home run into the third tier of the right field seats.
Brett's home run gave the Royals a 4-2 win over their biggest rivals and Kansas City's first trip to the World Series.
Brett hit.375 (9-for-24) in the Series with two doubles, a triple and a home run to cap an amazing year; he hit.390 in the regular season with 24 homers and 118 RBIs and was AL MVP.
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 George Brett Pine Tar Game Enhanced Box Score by Baseball Almanac
This highly unusual incident involved George Brett of the Kansas City Royals, Billy Martin of the New York Yankees, a home run in Yankee Stadium, a bat with pine tar on the handle, and the umpires' interpretation of the rules.
Umpire Tim McClelland ruled that Brett's bat had "heavy pine tar" 19 to 20 inches from the tip of the handle and lighter pine tar for another three or four inches.
McClelland eventually signaled that Brett was out and the infuriated thirdbaseman rushed from the bench in an attempt to attack both McClelland and Martin.
www.baseball-almanac.com /boxscore/07241983.shtml   (530 words)

  
 "George Brett"
I think when George goes to heaven, there will be the Babe and Gehrig and a few of the really, really great ones all hanging around together, and one of 'em will say: 'Hey, that's George Brett.
One of the things that's helped George Brett become such a great player is that he never worried about politics and all that stuff that goes on around a team.
George was always more interested in looking for a pitch to hit hard than playing politics or talking about management.
members.tripod.com /Baseballs4me/brett.htm   (1259 words)

  
 FBL Biorhythm: George Brett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In past seasons, Brett has been a bit of a liability with men on base.
Brett is one of the best and most underrated glove men in the game.
Brett isn't fast, but he's a heady baserunner who rarely gets thrown out.
foreverleague.net /biorhythm/players/b/brettgeorge.htm   (121 words)

  
 NetShrine Discussion Forum - George Brett, Detroit Tiger.
Brett had great speed and power before 1980; afterwards, his triples and SB totals went way down, although his SB% became better as he became a smarter player.
George may have been a speedy singles hitter were it not for Lau -- even with a longer career, he could have been Rod Carew instead of Stan Musial.
Herzog always said that George was the only player he had that never needed a coach, but Brett must have been influenced by Whitey, who never put up with less than maximum effort from his troops.
www.netshrine.com /vbulletin2/showthread.php?t=5755   (1001 words)

  
 CANS 2001 | George Brett | Speaker - University of Maryland
George H. Brett II is a leader in communicating the application and integration of computers and networked information resources in education, research, and civic environments.
Recently Brett served as Director of Networking Initiatives for the Southeastern Universities Research Association where he had programmatic responsibility for an array of projects (e.g., a virtual electronic library initiative), development and support of pending projects (including one with a national supercomputing center), and pursuit of new initiatives beneficial to SURA's members.
Brett was Director and Founder of the Center for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval a project of MCNC in the Research Triangle Park, NC.
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 George Brett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brett era el niño más joven de una familia deporte-importada que incluyó a su más viejo hermano Ken, una jarra de la principal-liga.
Brett comenzó su carrera profesional como shortstop, pero tenía apuro el ir a la su derecha defensivo y pronto fue desviado a la tercera base.
Brett jugó tres más estaciones para el Royals, sobre todo como su hitter señalado, pero de vez en cuando completar para los teammates dañados en la tercera base y en el outfield.
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 Transcript of Online Chat with George Brett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
George Brett: I like Darin Erstad because of his intensity, the way he runs the bases, and how versatile he is. I really like watching him play.
Brett: I was a catcher in Little League, and then I became a third baseman in high school.
But with George, he got in a better mood when he got to the park." So for me, late in my career, when I started to realize that I wasn't as excited at the ballpark as much as I had been, I knew it was time to leave.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /history/2005/050628_chat.htm   (1112 words)

  
 George Brett braves the greens - PGATOUR.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brett, who turned 47 Monday, put on a pretty good show Tuesday for his hometown fans in a celebrity skins game.
Brett and Doyle won the most skins, totaling $12,000, and Brett was a key in the surge.
On the par-4 17th, Brett faced a second shot from a valley in the rough off to the left of the tee.
www.golfweb.com /u/ce/multi/0,1977,2377040,00.html   (490 words)

  
 George Brett Collector Baseball Memorabilia - George Brett Biography / Stats / Links
The younger brother of pitcher Ken Brett, he led the league in hits and triples in 1975, repeated in both categories in 1976, and added his first batting title that year, hitting.333 to edge Rod Carew and teammate Hal McRae, later his manager.
Just before the All-Star break in 1980 Brett was hitting.337 when he strained ankle ligaments trying to steal a base; however, he got hot in July and even hotter in August, going 4-for-4 on the 17th to reach the magic figure of.400.
Yankee manager Billy Martin contended that Brett should be declared out and the runs shouldn't count, because his bat had pine tar more than 18 inches from the knob to the barrel; the umpires agreed, awarding the win to the Yankees.
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 Baseball Digest: 1983 George Brett Recalls Pine-Tar Home Run   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In case you were too young to remember, it was July 24, 1983 when the Royals' George Brett hit a two-run homer and then watched in disbelief when umpire Tim McClelland measured Brett's bat for excessive pine tar (18 inches beyond the handle).
When Avron Fogelman briefly became co-owner of the Royals, he pleaded with Brett to retrieve the bat, and it was put on display for a time at Royals Stadium.
Brett may not think about the bat, but it doesn't take a whole lot of prodding for him to discuss the incident.
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 20th anniversary of George Brett pine tar incident   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
George Brett came flying out of the dugout = looking angrier than anyone I've ever seen in my life.
Saw on the television that it was the 20th anniversary of the George Brett pine tar incident.
George Brett came flying out of the dugout looking angrier than anyone I've ever seen in my life.
www.seriousliving.net /new-2040904-470.html   (1159 words)

  
 George Brett
eorge Brett, a lifetime Kansas City Royal, spent most of his career as a third baseman.The 13-time all-star was the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1980 after compiling the highest batting average (.390) since Ted Williams hit.406 in 1941.
One of the most dangerous hitters of his era, Brett finished with a.305 lifetime batting average, batted over.300 11 times for his career, and is the only player in big league annals to win batting crowns in three different decades.
Brett was named the League's Player of the Week a record 12 times.
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