Saturday, July 8, 2017

FUTURE STARS- GEORGE BRETT

The next “Future Stars” card in my 1978 series is none other than George Brett, who was well on his way to a Hall of Fame career by the time this card would have come out:


Brett already had a batting title under his belt, which he won in 1976, and was about to blow the doors wide-open on his baseball legacy a couple of years later when he hit .390 on his way to an American League MVP Award in 1980.
Then he would go and win a third batting title at the age of 37 in 1990 when he topped the league with a .329 average while also leading the league with 45 doubles!
The man was born to hit, and would finish his career with 3154 hits, a .305 average, 317 homers and let’s not forget the 201 stolen bases and 137 triples!
The 13-time all-star was a first-ballot Hall of Famer in 1993, getting named to 98.2% of the ballot.
Again, I always wonder who the asses were that left him OFF the ballot that first year!

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