George Brett’s long and illustrious big league career places him among the game’s greats. With an MVP, batting titles in three different decades and 13 consecutive All Star berths, Brett’s place in baseball history is secure.
His career statistics include 3,154 hits, 317 homers, 1,583 RBI, and a .305 average. Toward the end of his career, he climbed the all-time leaderboard in many categories. Along the way he passed fellow Cooperstown men.
Shown here is the lineup card from the first game of a doubleheader on August 10, 1990. Filled out and signed by Royals manager John Wathan, it features Brett in the three-hole.
George went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, and four runs batted in. His four base hits put his career total at 2,647; his four RBI elevated his mark to 1,369. Both figures put him ahead of Hall of Famers.
Legendry slugger Jimmie Foxx retired with 2,646 hits, 29th in baseball history at the time. In this game, Brett passed The Beast.
On the RBI side Brett passed former Rookie of the Year and MVP Orlando Cepeda.
Brett continued playing past his 40th birthday in 1993. The games of his final three years often found him statistically passing the game’s greats.
Grew up KC Athletics fan the became a Royals fan. Lucky enough to attend first World Series game ever in KC., game 3, 1980 and game 6 in 85. None of this happens without George Brett.
Miguel Cabrera has nearly 3,100 hits, 500+ homers and a BA over .300.
My son named his son after Nolan and George