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George Brett

(Photo by Chris Murphy ©)

Subject(s): George Brett
Sport: Baseball

Location: Kansas City Royals, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO (From 2001-2009 sited outside the stadium, moved inside in 2009)
Unveiled: 11/8/2001
Sculptor: Kwan Wu
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Inscribed on plinth, side 1: #5. George Howard Brett. ROYALS HALL OF FAME - THIRD BASE 1973-1993. During his 21-year career, all with Kansas City, George Brett became a baseball icon. He brought his Hall of Fame talent to the Royals and, with him, the Royals became World Champions. He delivered in so many key moments that his career was a highlight reel for an entire generation. Brett would win three batting titles in three different decades, including an amazing run at the .400 mark in 1980. He was at his best on baseball’s biggest stage, including his dramatic 1980 ALCS Game 3 Home Run which helped seal Kansas City’s first American League Pennant. On September 30, 1992, he became the 18th MLB player to collect 3,000 career hits. George Brett is a true Kansas City legend and one of the best to ever play the game.

Inscribed on plinth, side 2: At the conclusion of George Brett's career, he was the only player in Major League Baseball history to amass more than 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, 600 doubles, 100 triples and 200 stolen bases. [Table of career statistics].

Inscribed on plinth, side 3: "I made a promise to a friend and I intend to keep it." George Brett [signature]. When ALS took the life of Keith Worthington, his friend George Brett promised to help find the cause and cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – the disease that also claimed the life, name and career of baseball great Lou Gehrig. George pursued that commitment to his friend with the same enthusiasm and determination that marked his playing career. It is a promise he kept. The ALS Association salutes George Brett’s compassion, leadership, and his tireless determination to strike out ALS. ALS Association [logo]. Keith Worthington Chapter. Dedicated August 11, 2001.

Inscribed on plinth, side 4: George Howard Brett. Kansas City, A.L. 1973-1993. Played each game with ceaseless intensity and unbridled passion. Lifetime marks include .305 BA, 317 HR, 1,595 RBI and 3,154 hits. Eleven .300 seasons. A 13-time All-Star and first player to win batting titles in three decades (1976, ’80 and ’90). Ranks among all-time leaders in hits, doubles, long hits and total bases. A.L. career record, most intentional walks. A clutch hitter whose profound respect for the game led to universal reverence. National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque Inscription. Inducted July 25, 1999 (Cooperstown, NY).

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(Photo by Chris Murphy ©)

(Photo by Chris Murphy ©)

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