Edit

Biography

Jump to: Overview (3) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trivia (20) | Personal Quotes (2)

Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 May 1953Glen Dale, West Virginia, USA
Birth NameGeorge Howard Brett
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

George Brett was born on May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia, USA as George Howard Brett. He is an actor, known for Triumph and Tragedy: The Ray Mancini Story (2007), MLB on FOX (1996) and 100 Years of the World Series (2003). He has been married to Leslie Davenport since February 15, 1991. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Leslie Davenport (15 February 1991 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (20)

Member of 1976-1978 and 1984 American League Western Division Champion Kansas City Royals teams. Member of 1980 American League Champion Kansas City Royals team. Member of 1985 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals team.
Third Baseman for Kansas City Royals (1973-1993).
Named to 12 American League All Star Teams (1976-1986 and 1988).
Finished 2nd in voting for 1976 American League MVP behind Thurman Munson for leading League in Batting Average (.333), At Bats (645), Hits (215), Total Bases (298), Triples (14) and having .377 On-base percentage, .462 Slugging Percentage, 94 Runs, 34 Doubles, 55 Extra-Base Hits and 265 Times on Base in 159 Games.
Finished 3rd in voting for 1979 American League MVP for leading League in Hits (212), Triples (20), Extra-Base Hits (85) and having .329 Batting Average, .563 Slugging Percentage, 645 At Bats, 119 Runs, 363 Total Bases, 42 Doubles, 107 RBI and 263 Times on Base.
1980 American League MVP for leading League in Batting Average (.390), On-base percentage (.454), Slugging Percentage (.664) and having 298 Total Bases, 33 Doubles, 9 Triples, 24 Home Runs, 118 RBI and 66 Extra-Base Hits.
Finished 2nd in voting for 1985 American League MVP behind Don Mattingly for leading League in Slugging Percentage (.585) and having .335 Batting Average, .436 On-base percentage, 108 Runs, 184 Hits, 322 Total Bases, 38 Doubles, 30 Home Runs, 112 RBI, 103 Walks, 73 Extra-Base Hits, 290 Times on Base and 9 Sacrifice Flies.
Won 1985 American League Gold Glove Award at Third Base.
1985 American League ChampionshipSeries MVP for having .348 Batting Average (8 for 23), 6 Runs, 2 Doubles, 3 Home Runs, 5 RBI and 7 Walks.
Finished 7th in voting for 1990 American League MVP for leading League in Batting Average (.329) and Doubles (45) and having .387 On-base percentage, .515 Slugging Percentage, 179 Hits, 280 Total Bases, 7 Triples and 66 Extra-Base Hits.
Made major league debut on 2 August 1973.
Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1974 Rookie All-Star Team.
Part owner of the Spokane (Washington) Chiefs of the Western Hockey League
Part owner of the Spokane Indians baseball team of the Northwest League.
Won the 1991 Memorial Cup (Canadian Major-Junior hockey's top prize) as part owner of the Spokane Chiefs.
Brother of pitcher Ken Brett.
Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 with what was then the fourth-highest voting percentage in baseball history (98.2%), trailing only Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, and Ty Cobb. In 2007, Cal Ripken passed Brett with 98.5% of the vote.
Was the only man to win a batting championship in three different decades: 1976 - .333, 1980 - .390, and 1990 - .329.
Vice President of the Kansas City Royals. [2007]
Vice President of the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League. [November 2006]

Personal Quotes (2)

On the 1983 pine tar incident, "If not for that, then I'd only be known for hemorrhoids. So maybe it wasn't so bad of a thing."
[on golf] I was three over today. One over a house, one over a patio, and one over a swimming pool.

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page