George Brett
George Brett
George Howard Brett, 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.
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Baseball-Hall of Famer Brett says Royals will get even better
Yahoo News - over 1 year
By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The Royals had a dream run to their first World Series title in 30 years, but Kansas City baseball icon George Brett believes the Fall Classic champions should only get better. Hall of Famer Brett, the top player on Royals' teams that won the World Series in 1985 and made another trip to the title Series in 1980, says this Kansas City team is coming into its own.
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Mets Or Royals? 6 Ways To Decide Who To Root For In The 2015 World Series
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Was Lorde's 'Royals' Inspired By A Pants-Pooping Hall Of Famer?
MTV News - about 3 years
Lorde reveals that MLB star George Brett inadvertently inspired her hit single, makes us all very confused. By James Montgomery
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Lorde's 'Royals' Inspired By Kansas City Royals Baseball Player
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Seventeen-year-old Lorde made a name for herself earlier this year with the release of her hit single "Royals." The song climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, holding the No. 1 spot for weeks while earning Lorde major recognition and a string of high-profile performances. While the New Zealand-born singer/songwriter has spoken about her inspiration for the track in the past, new details have emerged about how she landed on the song's name. Lorde previously explained that "Royals" is her take on the upper crust, telling Rolling Stone, "I've always been fascinated with aristocracy. I'm really interested in the Ivy Leagues, the final clubs, all the really old-money families, the concept of old money." The "royals" who Lorde was singing about, however, were reportedly not those of the British monarchy variety. In a September interview with VH1, the singer explained, "I'd been kind of thinking about writing that song for a while and been pulling together a couple little lines her ...
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Like DH debate, Bill Lee keeps rolling on
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
The Red Sox and Tigers hope interleague play doesn't ruin their playoff drives. In the final week, they can't use designated hitters, and never mind that Boston's David Ortiz and Detroit's Victor Martinez are the RBI leaders among DHs. The DH rule won't be in effect when the Red Sox play in Denver on Sept. 24-25 and the Tigers play in Miami on Sept. 27-29. [...] signed a two-day contract to play for the independent San Rafael Pacifics, for whom last year he became the oldest pitcher to win a game and throw a complete game in pro ball. The NL always pooh-poohed the DH, but a universal DH has gained slight momentum this season, with the Astros switching to the AL, making for 15-team leagues. The players' union wouldn't allow it, not when the position of DH garnered an average salary of $8.1 million last year, topped only by first basemen. Lee said his own career ended prematurely (released in spring training by the 1984 Giants) because of his bouts with owners as a staunch players' ...
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Tom Semioli: Old Jocks and Old Rockers: We Too Are One in the Windy City
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Six years ago a dear friend and former band-mate of mine - who once slung a Gibson Les Paul waist low whilst brilliantly plying his craft in the music venues that formerly dominated the Greenwich Village New York City landscape - formed a tight knit group of simpatico retired rock 'n' rollers to engage on a bravura bucket list sojourn: to visit all thirty major league baseball parks before we pass on to that great Guitar Center in the sky. Two stadiums per season spread out over fifteen years is our destiny. Commencing annually with a rejuvenating spring weekend in May and concluding with a delightful dog days of August weekend; we rocker baseball fans leave behind our beloved first (and second) wives and children to travel to these tax funded cathedrals that have hosted our Hall of Fame heroes: George Brett, Aerosmith, Nolan Ryan, Genesis, Cal Ripken, and the Rolling Stones, among many others. To experience our national pastime from a perspective other than that of de ...
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Jeff Polman: On SABR, Strikers and Deep Research
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Ryan "Hurleigh" Burley, a few dollops of mustache sweat gleaming beneath his floppy, 1860s Philadelphia Athletic cap, paused before arcing his next underhand pitch to the formidable Harrisburg Keystone striker. The soft, hard-shell sized vintage baseball made a loud WHUMP sound and soared into the blustery Philadelphia sky. Two hairy-faced Athletic outfielders converged, gloveless, produced some momentary confusion, and the ball plopped in the grass between them. "Gotta talk, gentlemen!" yelled full-bearded Captain Mouth in left field, but the Athletic nine never collapsed, staged another rally of line stingers and stolen sacks, and defeated the Keystones in the first game of their Saturday doubleheader. Three blocks south of Marconi Plaza Park, up in the modern world, the Phillies were about to host the Braves in front of over 41,000 people. The two dozen or so local folks who showed up to watch Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball league action may not have been able to bu ...
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3 Decades Later, Brett Is Still 'the Pine Tar Guy'
NYTimes - over 3 years
Three decades after his home run and hysterics, George Brett laughs that he's still known as "the Pine Tar Guy."     
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Royals' Brett Still Finding Groove as a Coach
ABC News - over 3 years
Hall of Famer George Brett learning that passing along hitting knowledge is tough business     
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Extra Bases: Royals, Looking for Offensive Boost, Turn to George Brett
NYTimes - over 3 years
Kansas City hired George Brett as interim hitting coach in the team’s latest effort to revive a franchise that has not been to the postseason since Brett helped win a title in 1985.     
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George Brett is Royals' interim hitting coach
LATimes - over 3 years
If Brett can't help Kansas City out of an offensive slump, who can? Stuck in an eight-game losing streak, the Kansas City Royals turned to the greatest player in franchise history to turn around their hitting woes.
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Brett asked to turn around Royals' hitting woes
Yahoo News - over 3 years
ST. LOUIS (AP) — George Brett is giving coaching a month.
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Cleveland sweeps after MLB's admission
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
Cleveland sweeps after MLB's admission Major League Baseball on Thursday acknowledged that the A's were on the wrong end of a replay review on what was clearly a game-tying home run by Adam Rosales on Wednesday night. [...] yet Joe Torre, MLB's vice president of baseball operations, allowed the decision to stand - no homer for Rosales, though baseball officials in New York realized that the ball hit the railing above the left-field fence. Oakland dropped Wednesday's game 4-3, and then Thursday's 9-2, as the Indians completed a four-game sweep. In the 1983 "Pine Tar Game," after American League President Lee MacPhail upheld the Royals' protest that ultimately gave George Brett a home run, Kansas City and the Yankees continued their game in New York nearly a month after it originally ended. Asked if the replay duties should be handled by a central- ized office, which is how the NHL handles replays, Melvin said, "After the fact, it certainly makes sense." [...] ...
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Hall of Fame 3B Schmidt, Brett undecided about attending Cooperstown ceremony in July
Fox News - almost 4 years
Hall of Fame third basemen George Brett and Mike Schmidt both say they're undecided if they'll attend this summer's induction ceremonies at Cooperstown.
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Mike Schmidt, George Brett back in Philly again for weird Phillies' home opener vs. Royals
Fox News - almost 4 years
Last time Mike Schmidt and George Brett were together in a ballpark in Philadelphia, they were joined by 65,000 fans and riot police riding horses.
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Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Happy Monday everyone, here's my Top 5 for December 3, 2012 from Len Berman at www.ThatsSports.com. 1. Quick Hits The Kansas City Chiefs broke an eight game losing streak by beating Carolina 27-21 a day after linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend and then committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager. New England clinched the AFC East yesterday, a record 10th for quarterback Tom Brady. Denver clinched the AFC West and Atlanta clinched the NFC South. Houston also clinched a playoff spot. It'll be Alabama vs. Notre Dame for the BCS Championship after Alabama beat Georgia 32-28 in a thriller. Long-time college basketball coach Rick Majerus has died at the age of 64 of heart failure. He led Utah to the 1998 NCAA Championship game. The baseball winter meetings begin today in Nashville. 2. Quarterback Controversy It's the most fun you can have as a fan: a quarterback controversy. Just ask the 49ers. Alex Smith lost his job to Colin Kaepe ...
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Yankees' play against Tigers disgraceful
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Yankees' play against Tigers disgraceful The baseball community stood in awe of George Brett in 1980, when his upper-deck homer off Goose Gossage sealed Kansas City's three-game sweep in the ALCS. Once Derek Jeter broke his ankle - one of the most disheartening injuries I can recall in any sport - these Yankees went down as if the fix was in. According to infielder Skip Schumaker, A lot of those (Washington) guys had the bright-eyed, deer-in-the-headlights look. There wasn't much complaining this year (how long could you tolerate the ridiculous Atlanta fans or the lethargic Texas Rangers?), but that would change quickly if, say, the Yankees or Red Sox were swept out of the playoffs in a single night. Most managers and coaches (not in San Francisco, fortunately) draw the line at 100 pitches, as if two or three more sliders will wreck a pitcher's arm for life. Once Verlander cleared 100 this season (virtually every outing), opposing batters hit .130 with no hom ...
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