Kansas City Royals: George Brett’s Five Most Memorable Moments

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Sep 1, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals former players (from left to right) Dan Quisenberry, represented by Janine Quisenberry-Stone, Frank White, Brett Saberhagen, and George Brett were honored before the game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium. Detroit won the game 6-5. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 1, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals former players (from left to right) Dan Quisenberry, represented by Janine Quisenberry-Stone, Frank White, Brett Saberhagen, and George Brett were honored before the game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium. Detroit won the game 6-5. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports /
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3. George Brett gets his 3000th hit

There are certain milestones that are reserved for the true legends of baseball. 300 wins, 500 home runs and 3000 hits bring to mind players who are, for the most part, almost certain locks to make the Hall of Fame. On September 30, 1992, Brett joined the 3000 hit club, becoming the 15th member of the prestigious club.

Brett reached that mark in the top of the seventh inning with a hot shot to second that Ken Oberkfell was unable to handle, getting past him into right for a base hit. After rounding first, he was mobbed by his teammates, celebrating the moment that Brett had joined such an elite group.

Unfortunately, the moment did not end well. After giving up Brett’s 3000th hit, Tim Fortugno got his revenge by picking him off of first to end the inning. A sheepish Brett headed back to the dugout, where he once again received congratulations for his accomplishment, and likely received a fair amount of ribbing at getting picked off by such a wide margin.

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