George Brett was a thirteen-time all-star in his twenty-one year career with the Kansas City Royals. Arguably the greatest hitting third-basemen of all-time, Brett put up impressive statistics year after year, earning him an American League MVP award, a Gold Glove award, and three Silver Slugger Awards. He helped the Royals capture the World Series title in 1985 with a postseason batting average of .360 with 3 home runs and earned the ALCS Most Valuable Player Award. Brett became the only player in history to win a batting title in three different decades, when he captured the American League Batting title in 1976, 1980, and 1990. After his final season in 1993, he accumulated impressive career marks with a lifetime batting average of .305, 3,154 hits, 665 doubles, 137 triples, 317 home runs, 201 stolen bases and 1,596 RBIs. His number ‘5’ was retired by the Kansas City Royals and he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 on the first ballot.
–Michael Rinehart, Jr.