Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|George was voted to the All-Star team many times in his career, and they were all consecutive. How many times was it?||George Brett: His Career
13. He went to the All-Star game from 1976 through 1988.
|George was primarily known for hitting, but he was a pretty good fielder also. He won a Gold Glove for which position in 1985?||George Brett: His Career
3rd Base. He moved to 1st base in 1987 to make room for young star Kevin Seitzer.
|George won a batting title in three different decades, and was the first-ever to so. What year did he win his last title?||George Brett: His Career
1990. He won it in 1976, 1980, and 1990.
1985. George batted .370 against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1985 World Series. This series was known as the I-70 series in regards to the interstate that connects the two cities.
|George had three older brothers that also played baseball. What was the name of the brother that actually played on the same team as George?||George Brett: His Career
Ken. Ken Brett was a pitcher. Brothers Bobby and John played Minor League ball but never made it the bigs.
5. George Brett used this number throughout his entire career with the Royals.
|In the 1980 World Series, Brett made headlines by having to leave game 2 in the 6th inning due to a medical condition. What was he suffering from?||George Brett: His Career
Hemorrhoids. Brett had minor surgery the next day, and in game 3 returned to hit a home run as the Royals won in 10 innings 4-3. He had the hemorrhoids removed the following spring. He also showed his sense of humor by doing Preparation-H commercials and print ads.
|George came very close to finishing the 1980 season with a magical batting average. What is this average?||George Brett: His Career
.400. His average was .400 as late as September 19, 1980, and finished with a .390 average.
Pine Tar Incident. July 24, 1983, Brett hit a two-run home run against the Yankees, and Billy Martin claimed that George had too much pine tar on his bat. The rule states that pine tar on a bat could extend no further than 18 inches. Brett's pine tar exceeded that. Brett was called out by the umpire and was ejected from the game after arguing. The Royals protested the game and won the appeal. Pine tar is used to improve the grip on the bat.
Royals. George signed a lifetime contract with the Royals in 1990.