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George Brett - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 07.224 W 093° 12.996
15S E 480758 N 4108250
Quick Description: Bust of former Kansas City Royals baseball star at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2011 7:57:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMD6TF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
Bronze life-sized bust of George Brett wearing his Royals uniform. The bust sits on a stone and concrete pedestal with an information plaque.

From Wikipedia:

"George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia), nicknamed "Mullet", is a former Major League Baseball third baseman, designated hitter, and first baseman. He played his entire 21-year baseball career for the Kansas City Royals. Brett's 3,154 career hits are the most by any third baseman in major league history, and 15th all-time. Brett is one of four players in MLB history to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, and a career .300 batting average with the others being Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Stan Musial. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999."

From plaque:

George Howard Brett

Born In Glen Dle, WV In 1953 To
Jack And Ethel Brett
Attended El Segundo (CA) High School
Married Leslie Davenport In 1992
Father To Jackson, Dylan, And Robin

Spent His Entire 21-Year Major League Career In Kansas City

Only Player In Major League History To Win Batting Titles
In Three Decades (1976, 1980, & 1990)

Hit .390 In 1980 And Was Named American League MVP

American League Championship Series MVP - 1985

Won Gold Glove Award  - 1985

Hit .340 With 9 HR And 19 RBI In Seven Western Division And
American League Championship Series Appearances

Hit .373 With A .529 Slugging Percentage In
13 World Series Games

13-time American League All-Star Selection

8-time Kansas City Royals Player Of The Year

Posted A .300 Batting Average Eleven Times During His Career

Led American League In Slugging Percentage, Hits And
Triples Three Times And In Doubles Twice

Lifetime Stats Include .305 BA, 317 HR, 1,595 RBI and 3,154 Hits

Inducted Into The Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame - 1994

Inducted Into The National Baseball Hall Of Fame - 1999

Recognized As A
Missouri Sports Legend
May 2003

Visit Instructions:
At least one original photo, taken by the poster, of the statue. No internet photos.
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