The Story of George Brett

The Legendary Third Baseman

George Brett started his professional career playing as a shortstop in mini-leagues like Rookie-level Pioneer league and Class-A California league . He was soon shifted to third base because of his inability to go his right defensively.


KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 18: George Brett of the Kansas City Royals bats during World Series game four between the Kansas City Royals and Philadelphia Phillies on October 18, 1980 at Royals Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals defeated the Phillies 5-3. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Playing as a third baseman paid off as he had a powerful arm. He also played at that position for more than 15 years. On August 2, 1973, Brett was promoted to the major league where he played with Kansas City Royals. Throughout his career, he totaled a batting average of .305, 3,154 hits, and 317 home runs. In 1980, Brett played his first match in the World Series against Philadelphia Phillies. His team lost the game. Brett later retired in the 1993 season.

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