George Brett has shown a strong commitment throughout his super-star baseball career to the sport, the organization, and Kansas City community. He was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999, and retired shortly after making 3000 hits in his career.
George Brett represents everything that's right about baseball. That should explain his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 25, 1999. Not only has he shown a strong commitment to baseball in Kansas City, he has also been very committed to the ALS Association.
George Brett spent his entire 21-year career with the Kansas City Royals tormenting American League pitchers. An intense competitor, the 12-time All-Star became the only player in history to amass more than 3,000 hits, 300 homers, 600 doubles, 100 triples and 200 stolen bases. His 3,154 hits are 13th most all-time. The only player to win batting titles in three decades (1976, 1980, 1990), George Brett was the 1980 American League MVP when his remarkable .390 average was the highest since Ted Williams' .406 mark in 1941.