Royals All Time All-Star Team – Part One

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Third Base: George Brett (13)

Hardly a surprise, George Brett is the all time Royals leader in virtually every offensive category. The only player to win a batting title in three different decades and the only person to go into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of the Royals, Brett is Kansas City baseball. He has stuck around after his playing career, becoming a part of the Royals front office and even serving a stint as the interim batting coach.

As for his playing career, what can be said about Brett that has not been said already? The only player in Royals history to win an MVP award, Brett finished his career in Kansas City with a .305/.369/.487 batting line with 317 home runs, 1596 RBIs, 201 stolen bases and 3154 hits. On top of his 13 All-Star appearances and his MVP award, Brett was a Gold Glove winner and a three time Silver Slugger.

In his final season in 1993, at age 40, George Brett still managed to produce a .266/.312/.434 slash rate with 19 home runs. Only three years before, at age 37, Brett led the American League with a .329 batting average and 45 doubles, finishing seventh in the MVP vote. For his career, Brett finished in the top ten on the MVP ballot five times, including four appearances third or higher.

No one epitomized the glory days of the Kansas City Royals quite like George Brett. The all time greatest player in Royals history, Brett is still watching over the organization as they seek to get back to those days.

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