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George Brett

George Howard Brett (Mullet) (twitter: @GeorgeHBrett)

Positions: Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, WV
High School: El Segundo HS (El Segundo, CA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 2nd round of the 1971 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 1973 (Age 20.079)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Team: Royals 1973-1993
Agents: Dennis Gilbert [*]
Final Game: October 3, 1993 (Age 40.141)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1999 (488/497 ballots).
   View George Brett Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Relatives: Brother of Ken Brett
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 30, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #16. Carl Yastrzemski… #17. Mel Ott… #18. Eddie Mathews… #19. GEORGE BRETT… #20. Frank Robinson… #21. Hank Greenberg… #22. Mike Schmidt… 

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1973 20 KCR AL 13 41 40 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .125 .125 .175 .300 -18 7 0 0 1 0 0 5
1974 21 KCR AL 133 486 457 49 129 21 5 2 47 8 5 21 38 .282 .313 .363 .676 91 166 9 0 6 2 3 *5/6 RoY-3
1975 22 KCR AL 159 697 634 84 195 35 13 11 90 13 10 46 49 .308 .353 .456 .809 125 289 8 2 9 6 6 *5/6 MVP-11
1976 ★ 23 KCR AL 159 705 645 94 215 34 14 7 67 21 11 49 36 .333 .377 .462 .839 144 298 8 1 2 8 4 *5/6 AS,MVP-2
1977 ★ 24 KCR AL 139 627 564 105 176 32 13 22 88 14 12 55 24 .312 .373 .532 .905 142 300 12 2 3 3 9 *5/D6 AS,MVP-13
1978 ★ 25 KCR AL 128 558 510 79 150 45 8 9 62 23 7 39 35 .294 .342 .467 .809 124 238 6 1 3 5 6 *5/6 AS,MVP-19
1979 ★ 26 KCR AL 154 701 645 119 212 42 20 23 107 17 10 51 36 .329 .376 .563 .939 148 363 8 0 1 4 14 *5/3D AS,MVP-3
1980 ★ 27 KCR AL 117 515 449 87 175 33 9 24 118 15 6 58 22 .390 .454 .664 1.118 203 298 11 1 0 7 16 *5/3 AS,MVP-1,SS
1981 ★ 28 KCR AL 89 379 347 42 109 27 7 6 43 14 6 27 23 .314 .361 .484 .846 145 168 7 1 0 4 7 *5 AS,MVP-27
1982 ★ 29 KCR AL 144 629 552 101 166 32 9 21 82 6 1 71 51 .301 .378 .505 .884 141 279 12 1 0 5 14 *57 AS,MVP-20
1983 ★ 30 KCR AL 123 525 464 90 144 38 2 25 93 0 1 57 39 .310 .385 .563 .947 158 261 9 1 0 3 13 53/97D AS
1984 ★ 31 KCR AL 104 422 377 42 107 21 3 13 69 0 2 38 37 .284 .344 .459 .802 121 173 11 0 0 7 6 5 AS
1985 ★ 32 KCR AL 155 665 550 108 184 38 5 30 112 9 1 103 49 .335 .436 .585 1.022 179 322 12 3 0 9 31 *5/D AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1986 ★ 33 KCR AL 124 529 441 70 128 28 4 16 73 1 2 80 45 .290 .401 .481 .881 138 212 6 4 0 4 18 *5/D6 AS
1987 ★ 34 KCR AL 115 508 427 71 124 18 2 22 78 6 3 72 47 .290 .388 .496 .884 131 212 10 1 0 8 14 3D5 AS
1988 ★ 35 KCR AL 157 681 589 90 180 42 3 24 103 14 3 82 51 .306 .389 .509 .898 149 300 15 3 0 7 15 *3D/6 AS,MVP-12,SS
1989 36 KCR AL 124 528 457 67 129 26 3 12 80 14 4 59 47 .282 .362 .431 .793 123 197 18 3 0 9 14 3D/7
1990 37 KCR AL 142 607 544 82 179 45 7 14 87 9 2 56 63 .329 .387 .515 .902 153 280 18 0 0 7 14 3D/975 MVP-7
1991 38 KCR AL 131 572 505 77 129 40 2 10 61 2 0 58 75 .255 .327 .402 .729 101 203 20 0 1 8 10 *D3
1992 39 KCR AL 152 638 592 55 169 35 5 7 61 8 6 35 69 .285 .330 .397 .727 102 235 15 6 0 4 6 *D3/5
1993 40 KCR AL 145 612 560 69 149 31 3 19 75 7 5 39 67 .266 .312 .434 .746 94 243 20 3 0 10 9 *D
21 Yrs 2707 11625 10349 1583 3154 665 137 317 1596 201 97 1096 908 .305 .369 .487 .857 135 5044 235 33 26 120 229
162 Game Avg. 162 696 619 95 189 40 8 19 96 12 6 66 54 .305 .369 .487 .857 135 302 14 2 2 7 14
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1973 20 KCR AL 13 41 -7 0 1 2 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .472 .498 -0.4 0.3 -4 5
1974 21 KCR AL 133 486 -5 1 3 -7 3 -4 -0.3 17 14 1.4 .497 .498 2.2 -0.4 21 *5/6 RoY-3
1975 22 KCR AL 159 697 20 -2 1 8 4 31 3.5 24 56 5.8 .521 .521 5.0 1.3 48 *5/6 MVP-11
1976 ★ 23 KCR AL 159 705 33 2 2 4 4 46 5.2 24 70 7.5 .532 .531 7.1 1.0 65 *5/6 AS,MVP-2
1977 ★ 24 KCR AL 139 627 33 1 0 16 3 54 5.6 21 75 7.6 .539 .534 5.9 2.1 59 *5/D6 AS,MVP-13
1978 ★ 25 KCR AL 128 558 15 5 1 8 3 32 3.5 19 51 5.3 .527 .521 4.5 1.3 43 *5/6 AS,MVP-19
1979 ★ 26 KCR AL 154 701 40 3 2 16 3 63 6.4 23 87 8.6 .541 .539 7.0 2.0 71 $140,000 *5/3D AS,MVP-3
1980 ★ 27 KCR AL 117 515 61 5 1 9 2 78 7.8 17 95 9.4 .566 .548 8.5 1.2 86 $140,000 *5/3 AS,MVP-1,SS
1981 ★ 28 KCR AL 89 379 17 1 1 -1 2 19 2.1 13 32 3.3 .524 .513 3.5 0.0 33 $190,000 *5 AS,MVP-27
1982 ★ 29 KCR AL 144 629 26 5 1 5 2 39 4.0 21 60 6.0 .528 .525 5.6 0.7 55 $1,000,000 *57 AS,MVP-20
1983 ★ 30 KCR AL 123 525 34 3 0 -12 -0 25 2.6 18 43 4.3 .520 .515 5.5 -1.2 54 $1,000,000 53/97D AS
1984 ★ 31 KCR AL 104 422 7 -0 -1 7 1 13 1.4 14 28 2.8 .513 .509 2.1 0.8 21 $1,000,000 5 AS
1985 ★ 32 KCR AL 155 665 54 3 0 1 2 61 6.2 22 84 8.3 .539 .538 8.2 0.4 82 $1,000,000 *5/D AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1986 ★ 33 KCR AL 124 529 22 1 1 -2 1 22 2.3 18 40 3.9 .517 .513 4.2 -0.1 42 $1,471,429 *5/D6 AS
1987 ★ 34 KCR AL 115 508 15 -2 0 4 -7 11 1.1 17 28 2.7 .509 .506 2.3 -0.2 23 $2,055,000 3D5 AS
1988 ★ 35 KCR AL 157 681 38 2 -1 -0 -10 28 3.1 23 51 5.2 .519 .518 5.2 -1.0 51 $2,305,000 *3D/6 AS,MVP-12,SS
1989 36 KCR AL 124 528 11 3 -1 -7 -8 -2 -0.1 19 17 1.7 .498 .499 2.4 -1.5 24 $2,005,000 3D/7
1990 37 KCR AL 142 607 30 1 -1 -2 -9 19 2.0 22 40 4.1 .514 .512 4.5 -1.3 43 $2,255,000 3D/975 MVP-7
1991 38 KCR AL 131 572 -4 2 -2 -1 -12 -15 -1.5 20 5 0.4 .488 .490 0.5 -1.3 5 $3,105,000 *D3
1992 39 KCR AL 152 638 -1 -1 -1 -0 -13 -17 -1.8 24 7 0.5 .488 .488 0.6 -1.5 7 $3,100,000 *D3/5
1993 40 KCR AL 145 612 -11 1 -1 0 -13 -24 -2.4 23 -1 -0.3 .483 .485 -0.1 -1.4 -1 $2,750,000 *D
21 Seasons 2707 11625 427 35 7 47 -41 474 50.4 402 876 88.4 .518 .515 84.1 1.2 829 $23,516,429
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1976 23 KCR AL ALCS NYY L 5 21 18 4 8 1 1 1 5 0 1 2 1 .444 .476 .778 1.254 14 1 0 0 1 0
1977 24 KCR AL ALCS NYY L 5 21 20 2 6 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 .300 .333 .500 .833 10 0 0 0 0 0
1978 25 KCR AL ALCS NYY L 4 18 18 7 7 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1 .389 .389 1.056 1.444 19 0 0 0 0 0
1980 27 KCR AL ALCS NYY W 3 12 11 3 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 1 0 .273 .333 .909 1.242 10 1 0 0 0 0
1980 27 KCR AL WS PHI L 6 26 24 3 9 2 1 1 3 1 0 2 4 .375 .423 .667 1.090 16 1 0 0 0 1
1981 28 KCR AL ALDS OAK L 3 12 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 2 0 0 0 0 0
1984 31 KCR AL ALCS DET L 3 13 13 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .231 .231 .231 .462 3 0 0 0 0 0
1985 MVP 32 KCR AL ALCS TOR W 7 30 23 6 8 2 0 3 5 0 1 7 5 .348 .500 .826 1.326 19 0 0 0 0 3
1985 ❍ 32 KCR AL WS STL W 7 31 27 5 10 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 7 .370 .452 .407 .859 11 1 0 0 0 2
7 Yrs (9 Series) 43 184 166 30 56 8 5 10 23 2 3 17 20 .337 .397 .627 1.023 104 4 0 0 1 6
1 ALDS 3 12 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 2 0 0 0 0 0
6 ALCS 27 115 103 22 35 5 4 9 19 0 3 11 9 .340 .400 .728 1.128 75 2 0 0 1 3
2 WS 13 57 51 8 19 3 1 1 4 2 0 6 11 .373 .439 .529 .968 27 2 0 0 0 3

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1973 KCR AL 20 3B 13 9 8 96.0 38 9 28 1 2 .974 2 28 3.47 2.85 .950 3.00 2.98
1974 KCR AL 21 3B 132 128 114 1134.2 402 102 279 21 16 .948 -7 -7 3.02 2.89 .954 3.12 3.10 RoY-3
1974 KCR AL 21 SS 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 5.10 5.00 RoY-3
1975 KCR AL 22 3B 159 159 155 1423.1 512 131 355 26 27 .949 7 6 3.07 3.06 .954 3.16 3.15 MVP-11
1975 KCR AL 22 SS 1 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 180 9.00 2.00 .960 4.95 4.80 MVP-11
1976 KCR AL 23 3B 157 157 145 1398.2 501 140 335 26 22 .948 4 3 3.06 3.03 .953 2.94 2.95 AS,MVP-2
1976 KCR AL 23 SS 4 2 2 28.2 21 6 15 0 1 1.000 1 42 6.59 5.25 .967 4.99 5.00 AS,MVP-2
1977 KCR AL 24 3B 135 134 124 1184.0 460 115 325 20 33 .957 16 17 3.34 3.26 .957 2.97 2.96 AS,MVP-13
1977 KCR AL 24 DH 3 1 AS,MVP-13
1977 KCR AL 24 SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -1 -720 0.00 0.00 .960 4.50 4.80 AS,MVP-13
1978 KCR AL 25 3B 128 128 118 1102.1 409 104 289 16 25 .961 9 10 3.21 3.07 .954 3.00 2.98 AS,MVP-19
1978 KCR AL 25 SS 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -300 0.00 0.00 4.95 4.90 AS,MVP-19
1979 KCR AL 26 3B 149 148 135 1287.1 532 129 373 30 28 .944 15 14 3.51 3.37 .953 3.07 3.03 AS,MVP-3
1979 KCR AL 26 1B 8 5 3 51.0 53 47 5 1 6 .981 1 19 9.18 6.50 .992 10.08 9.96 AS,MVP-3
1979 KCR AL 26 DH 1 1 AS,MVP-3
1980 KCR AL 27 3B 112 112 104 994.2 376 103 256 17 28 .955 9 11 3.25 3.21 .951 3.01 3.00 AS,MVP-1,SS
1980 KCR AL 27 1B 1 1 1 8.0 4 4 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -30 4.50 4.00 .992 10.01 10.00 AS,MVP-1,SS
1981 KCR AL 28 3B 88 87 81 758.1 258 74 170 14 7 .946 -1 -2 2.90 2.77 .950 2.95 2.94 AS,MVP-27
1982 KCR AL 29 3B 134 132 122 1150.0 418 107 294 17 22 .959 4 4 3.14 2.99 .954 3.07 3.05 AS,MVP-20
1982 KCR AL 29 LF 12 11 10 99.0 25 24 1 0 1 1.000 1 11 2.27 2.08 .981 2.29 2.28 AS,MVP-20
1982 KCR AL 29 OF 12 11 10 99.0 24 23 1 0 1 1.000 1 11 2.18 2.00 .982 2.47 2.46 AS,MVP-20
1983 KCR AL 30 3B 102 97 73 817.2 297 85 188 24 25 .919 -10 -14 3.00 2.68 .955 3.07 3.05 AS
1983 KCR AL 30 1B 14 12 8 99.0 108 104 3 1 9 .991 0 6 9.73 7.64 .992 9.90 9.82 AS
1983 KCR AL 30 OF 13 12 10 107.0 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -28 1.85 1.69 .981 2.50 2.48 AS
1983 KCR AL 30 RF 7 6 4 56.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -73 1.12 1.00 .979 2.25 2.23 AS
1983 KCR AL 30 LF 6 6 6 51.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 1 21 2.29 2.17 .977 2.31 2.30 AS
1983 KCR AL 30 DH 1 1 AS
1984 KCR AL 31 3B 101 101 49 789.1 274 59 201 14 18 .949 7 10 2.96 2.57 .950 2.75 2.73 AS
1985 KCR AL 32 3B 152 152 136 1339.2 461 107 339 15 33 .967 1 1 3.00 2.93 .953 2.85 2.82 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1985 KCR AL 32 DH 1 1 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1986 KCR AL 33 3B 115 115 102 990.0 331 97 218 16 17 .952 -2 -3 2.86 2.74 .948 2.74 2.71 AS
1986 KCR AL 33 DH 7 7 AS
1986 KCR AL 33 SS 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.50 AS
1987 KCR AL 34 1B 83 83 80 720.1 854 798 50 6 69 .993 4 6 10.60 10.22 .992 9.58 9.48 AS
1987 KCR AL 34 DH 21 21 AS
1987 KCR AL 34 3B 11 11 9 89.1 29 7 19 3 3 .897 0 4 2.62 2.36 .952 2.77 2.74 AS
1988 KCR AL 35 1B 124 124 114 1075.0 1206 1126 70 10 105 .992 0 0 10.01 9.65 .992 9.57 9.49 AS,MVP-12,SS
1988 KCR AL 35 DH 33 33 AS,MVP-12,SS
1988 KCR AL 35 SS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.60 AS,MVP-12,SS
1989 KCR AL 36 1B 104 105 90 901.1 978 896 80 2 71 .998 -7 -9 9.75 9.38 .993 9.79 9.69
1989 KCR AL 36 DH 16 16
1989 KCR AL 36 LF 2 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -72 3.60 1.00 .975 2.16 2.15
1989 KCR AL 36 OF 2 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -72 3.60 1.00 .980 2.34 2.40
1990 KCR AL 37 1B 102 100 89 877.0 938 865 66 7 89 .993 -0 -1 9.55 9.13 .992 9.63 9.53 MVP-7
1990 KCR AL 37 DH 32 31 MVP-7
1990 KCR AL 37 OF 9 9 5 69.1 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -31 1.95 1.67 .981 2.39 2.36 MVP-7
1990 KCR AL 37 RF 7 7 3 53.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -48 1.53 1.29 .978 2.22 2.21 MVP-7
1990 KCR AL 37 LF 2 2 2 16.1 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 0 22 3.31 3.00 .978 2.20 2.15 MVP-7
1990 KCR AL 37 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .940 2.70 2.70 MVP-7
1991 KCR AL 38 DH 118 118
1991 KCR AL 38 1B 10 10 9 84.0 93 87 5 1 6 .989 -1 -11 9.86 9.20 .992 9.75 9.74
1992 KCR AL 39 DH 132 131
1992 KCR AL 39 1B 15 15 13 133.0 151 137 12 2 9 .987 0 2 10.08 9.93 .993 9.68 9.64
1992 KCR AL 39 3B 3 3 3 26.0 8 2 5 1 1 .875 -1 -32 2.42 2.33 .950 2.77 2.77
1993 KCR AL 40 DH 140 139
17 Seasons 3B 1692 1673 1478 14582.1 5307 1372 3674 261 307 .951 54 4 3.11 2.98 .953 2.98 2.96
12 Seasons DH 505 500
9 Seasons 1B 461 455 407 3948.2 4385 4064 291 30 365 .993 -3 -1 9.93 9.45 .992 9.66 9.57
4 Seasons OF 36 32 25 280.1 63 60 3 0 1 1.000 -4 -16 2.02 1.75 .981 2.46 2.44
4 Seasons LF 22 19 18 171.1 46 43 3 0 1 1.000 2 13 2.42 2.09 .979 2.29 2.26
2 Seasons RF 14 13 7 109.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -6 -61 1.32 1.14 .978 2.24 2.22
7 Seasons SS 11 2 2 39.2 24 7 16 1 1 .958 -0 -6 5.22 2.09 .966 4.95 4.83
21 Seasons TOT 2200 2162 1912 18851.0 9779 5503 3984 292 674 .970 47 3 4.53 4.31 .971 4.38 4.35
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1999 BBWAA (98.2%)
Selected to HOF in 1999 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1976 (3B)
1977 (3B)
1978 (3B)
1979 (3B)
1980
1981 (3B)
1982 (3B)
1983 (3B)
1984 (3B)
1985 (3B)
1986
1987
1988 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1975 AL (11, 11%)
1976 AL (2, 65%)
1977 AL (13, 13%)
1978 AL (19, 4%)
1979 AL (3, 57%)
1980 AL (1, 85%)
1981 AL (27, 0%)
1982 AL (20, 2%)
1985 AL (2, 70%)
1988 AL (12, 7%)
1990 AL (7, 15%)
1 MVP
3.30 Career Shares (24th)

Gold Gloves
1985 AL (3B)

Silver Sluggers
1980 AL (3B)
1985 AL (3B)
1988 AL (1B)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1980 July AL Player of the Month
1982 June AL Player of the Month
1983 April AL Player of the Month
1985 May AL Player of the Month
1985 July AL Player of the Month
1990 July AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1976 May 16th AL Player of the Week
1979 May 27th AL Player of the Week
1980 Jun 8th AL Player of the Week
1980 Jul 20th AL Player of the Week
1980 Aug 17th AL Player of the Week
1983 Apr 24th AL Player of the Week
1985 Jul 7th AL Player of the Week
1986 Aug 17th AL Player of the Week
1988 Jul 24th AL Player of the Week
1990 Jul 22nd AL Player of the Week
1992 Oct 4th AL Player of the Week
1993 Sep 26th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1976 AL  7.5 (5th)
1977 AL  7.6 (4th)
1979 AL  8.6 (2nd)
1980 AL  9.5 (1st)
1982 AL  6.0 (9th)
1985 AL  8.2 (3rd)
Career  88.4 (47th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1975 AL  5.8 (8th)
1976 AL  7.5 (2nd)
1977 AL  7.6 (2nd)
1979 AL  8.6 (2nd)
1980 AL  9.5 (1st)
1982 AL  6.0 (8th)
1985 AL  8.2 (3rd)
Career  88.4 (30th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1976 AL  7.1 (1st)
1977 AL  5.9 (6th)
1979 AL  7.0 (2nd)
1980 AL  8.5 (1st)
1981 AL  3.5 (8th)
1982 AL  5.6 (7th)
1983 AL  5.5 (8th)
1985 AL  8.1 (3rd)
1990 AL  4.5 (10th)
Career  84.1 (26th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1977 AL  2.1 (6th)
1979 AL  2.0 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1975 AL  .308 (6th)
1976 AL  .333 (1st)
1977 AL  .312 (9th)
1979 AL  .329 (2nd)
1980 AL  .390 (1st)
1981 AL  .314 (7th)
1983 AL  .310 (8th)
1985 AL  .335 (2nd)
1990 AL  .329 (1st)
Career  .305 (150th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1976 AL  .377 (6th)
1980 AL  .454 (1st)
1983 AL  .385 (9th)
1985 AL  .436 (2nd)
1986 AL  .401 (3rd)
1988 AL  .389 (7th)
1990 AL  .387 (4th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1976 AL  .462 (6th)
1977 AL  .532 (6th)
1979 AL  .563 (4th)
1980 AL  .664 (1st)
1981 AL  .484 (9th)
1983 AL  .563 (1st)
1985 AL  .585 (1st)
1988 AL  .509 (10th)
1990 AL  .515 (5th)
Career  .487 (152nd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1976 AL  .839 (4th)
1977 AL  .905 (8th)
1979 AL  .939 (5th)
1980 AL  1.118 (1st)
1981 AL  .846 (8th)
1982 AL  .884 (10th)
1983 AL  .947 (1st)
1985 AL  1.022 (1st)
1986 AL  .881 (5th)
1988 AL  .898 (9th)
1990 AL  .902 (5th)
Career  .857 (147th)

Games Played s c a p y
1975 AL  159 (3rd)
1976 AL  159 (4th)
Career  2,707 (28th)

At Bats s c a p y
1975 AL  634 (1st)
1976 AL  645 (1st)
1979 AL  645 (4th)
Career  10,349 (19th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1975 AL  697 (2nd)
1976 AL  705 (2nd)
1979 AL  701 (6th)
1988 AL  681 (10th)
Career  11,625 (23rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1976 AL  94 (4th)
1977 AL  105 (3rd)
1979 AL  119 (2nd)
1982 AL  101 (7th)
1985 AL  108 (5th)
Career  1,583 (50th)

Hits s c a p y
1975 AL  195 (1st)
1976 AL  215 (1st)
1979 AL  212 (1st)
1985 AL  184 (8th)
1990 AL  179 (5th)
Career  3,154 (16th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1975 AL  289 (5th)
1976 AL  298 (1st)
1977 AL  300 (8th)
1979 AL  363 (2nd)
1980 AL  298 (8th)
1985 AL  322 (2nd)
1988 AL  300 (4th)
1990 AL  280 (7th)
Career  5,044 (18th)

Doubles s c a p y
1975 AL  35 (7th)
1976 AL  34 (2nd)
1978 AL  45 (1st)
1979 AL  42 (3rd)
1980 AL  33 (10th)
1981 AL  27 (4th)
1983 AL  38 (9th)
1985 AL  38 (5th)
1988 AL  42 (2nd)
1990 AL  45 (1st)
1991 AL  40 (9th)
Career  665 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1975 AL  13 (1st)
1976 AL  14 (1st)
1977 AL  13 (4th)
1978 AL  8 (6th)
1979 AL  20 (1st)
1980 AL  9 (6th)
1981 AL  7 (2nd)
1982 AL  9 (5th)
1990 AL  7 (8th)
Career  137 (70th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1980 AL  24 (9th)
1985 AL  30 (7th)
Career  317 (118th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1979 AL  107 (7th)
1980 AL  118 (2nd)
1985 AL  112 (5th)
1988 AL  103 (6th)
Career  1,596 (35th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1985 AL  103 (3rd)
1986 AL  80 (10th)
1988 AL  82 (7th)
Career  1,096 (78th)

Singles s c a p y
1975 AL  136 (5th)
1976 AL  160 (1st)
1979 AL  127 (9th)
Career  2,035 (40th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1976 AL  144 (5th)
1977 AL  142 (10th)
1979 AL  148 (7th)
1980 AL  203 (1st)
1981 AL  145 (10th)
1983 AL  158 (1st)
1985 AL  179 (1st)
1986 AL  138 (5th)
1988 AL  149 (9th)
1990 AL  153 (4th)
Career  135 (112th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1975 AL  102 (7th)
1976 AL  114 (1st)
1979 AL  134 (3rd)
1980 AL  135 (1st)
1985 AL  146 (1st)
1988 AL  119 (5th)
1990 AL  106 (4th)
Career  1,878 (29th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1976 AL  35 (3rd)
1979 AL  41 (6th)
1980 AL  66 (1st)
1983 AL  38 (5th)
1985 AL  66 (1st)
1986 AL  28 (9th)
1988 AL  42 (7th)
1990 AL  40 (4th)
Career  507 (44th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1976 AL  3.6 (3rd)
1979 AL  3.9 (6th)
1980 AL  6.3 (1st)
1983 AL  3.7 (5th)
1985 AL  6.4 (1st)
1986 AL  2.7 (9th)
1988 AL  4.2 (7th)
1990 AL  4.0 (4th)
Career  49.7 (46th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1975 AL  59 (6th)
1976 AL  55 (6th)
1977 AL  67 (8th)
1978 AL  62 (4th)
1979 AL  85 (1st)
1980 AL  66 (6th)
1981 AL  40 (7th)
1983 AL  65 (8th)
1985 AL  73 (2nd)
1988 AL  69 (4th)
1990 AL  66 (3rd)
Career  1,119 (15th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1975 AL  243 (7th)
1976 AL  265 (3rd)
1979 AL  263 (4th)
1985 AL  290 (2nd)
1988 AL  265 (4th)
Career  4,283 (29th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1976 AL  .722 (2nd)
1979 AL  .718 (5th)
1980 AL  .856 (1st)
1981 AL  .689 (8th)
1982 AL  .691 (7th)
1983 AL  .740 (2nd)
1985 AL  .808 (1st)
1986 AL  .695 (4th)
1988 AL  .718 (8th)
1990 AL  .715 (4th)
Career  .668 (144th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1985 AL  9 (9th)
1987 AL  8 (8th)
1989 AL  9 (9th)
1993 AL  10 (4th)
Career  120 (6th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1977 AL  9 (6th)
1979 AL  14 (2nd)
1980 AL  16 (2nd)
1981 AL  7 (8th)
1982 AL  14 (3rd)
1983 AL  13 (3rd)
1985 AL  31 (1st)
1986 AL  18 (1st)
1987 AL  14 (2nd)
1988 AL  15 (4th)
1989 AL  14 (6th)
1990 AL  14 (3rd)
Career  229 (7th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1991 AL  20 (9th)
1993 AL  20 (4th)
Career  235 (46th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
Career  97 (133rd)

SB % s c a p y
1988 AL  82.35 (8th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1979 AL  19.6 (6th)
1980 AL  18.5 (3rd)
1981 AL  8.4 (9th)
1988 AL  17.7 (9th)
Career  246.0 (53rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1975 AL  12.9 (6th)
1976 AL  17.9 (1st)
1977 AL  23.5 (1st)
1978 AL  14.6 (5th)
1979 AL  17.9 (1st)
1980 AL  20.4 (2nd)
1981 AL  15.1 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1980 AL  18.7 (6th)
1983 AL  18.6 (7th)
1985 AL  18.3 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1975 AL  472 (8th)
Career  7,673 (21st)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1976 AL  32.85 (5th)
1979 AL  56.07 (2nd)
1980 AL  77.52 (1st)
1983 AL  31.69 (8th)
1985 AL  61.91 (1st)
1988 AL  52.85 (2nd)
1990 AL  41.46 (3rd)
Career  538.40 (37th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1975 AL  4.0 (4th)
1976 AL  5.1 (2nd)
1979 AL  6.1 (1st)
1980 AL  6.2 (1st)
1983 AL  3.7 (8th)
1985 AL  5.5 (2nd)
1988 AL  4.1 (6th)
1990 AL  3.2 (6th)
Career  52.4 (30th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1976 AL  2.4 (10th)
1979 AL  4.9 (3rd)
1980 AL  5.9 (1st)
1983 AL  3.6 (5th)
1985 AL  5.3 (1st)
1988 AL  4.2 (4th)
1990 AL  2.9 (8th)
Career  46.4 (38th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1976 AL  3.4 (5th)
1979 AL  5.3 (2nd)
1980 AL  7.4 (1st)
1983 AL  3.1 (8th)
1985 AL  6.0 (1st)
1988 AL  5.2 (2nd)
1990 AL  4.2 (3rd)
Career  52.6 (32nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1975 AL  26 (5th)
1976 AL  26 (5th)
1979 AL  31 (2nd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1977 AL  16 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1988 AL  10 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1975 AL  159 (2nd)
1976 AL  157 (3rd)
1979 AL  149 (2nd)
1985 AL  152 (5th)
Career  1,692 (27th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1975 AL  131 (4th)
1976 AL  140 (1st)
1979 AL  129 (2nd)
1981 AL  74 (4th)
Career  1,372 (49th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1975 AL  355 (3rd)
1976 AL  335 (2nd)
1977 AL  325 (2nd)
1978 AL  289 (5th)
1979 AL  373 (1st)
1982 AL  294 (4th)
1985 AL  339 (1st)
Career  3,674 (18th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1974 AL  21 (3rd)
1975 AL  26 (1st)
1976 AL  26 (2nd)
1977 AL  20 (4th)
1979 AL  30 (1st)
1980 AL  17 (5th)
1981 AL  14 (3rd)
1983 AL  24 (2nd)
Career  261 (46th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1976 AL  22 (4th)
1977 AL  33 (2nd)
1978 AL  25 (5th)
1979 AL  28 (4th)
1980 AL  28 (4th)
1985 AL  33 (1st)
Career  307 (24th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1987 AL  10.60 (1st)
1988 AL  10.01 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1987 AL  10.22 (1st)
1988 AL  9.65 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1973 AL  2 (5th)
1975 AL  7 (5th)
1976 AL  4 (5th)
1977 AL  17 (1st)
1978 AL  9 (4th)
1979 AL  15 (2nd)
1980 AL  9 (3rd)
Career  54 (28th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1976 AL  3.06 (3rd)
1977 AL  3.34 (3rd)
1978 AL  3.21 (4th)
1979 AL  3.51 (2nd)
1980 AL  3.25 (4th)
1984 AL  2.96 (5th)
1985 AL  3.00 (4th)
1986 AL  2.86 (3rd)
Career  3.11 (8th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1976 AL  3.03 (3rd)
1977 AL  3.26 (1st)
1978 AL  3.07 (4th)
1979 AL  3.37 (1st)
1980 AL  3.21 (4th)
1982 AL  2.99 (4th)
1985 AL  2.93 (3rd)
1986 AL  2.74 (3rd)
Career  2.98 (90th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1985 AL  .967 (2nd)

Salary s c a p y
1986 AL  $1,471,429 (5th)
1987 AL  $2,055,000 (2nd)
1988 AL  $2,305,000 (1st)
1990 AL  $2,255,000 (7th)

Oldest s c a p y
1993 AL  born 1953-05-15 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1973 AL  born 1953-05-15 (5th)

                                         

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 39 (39), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 159 (75), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 210 (41), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 61 (31), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (4th), 88.4 career WAR/53.2 7yr-peak WAR/70.8 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1979 26 Kansas City Royals $140,000 ? Bill James Historical Abstract
1980 27 Kansas City Royals $140,000 ? Bill James Historical Abstract
1981 28 Kansas City Royals $190,000 ? Bill James Historical Abstract
1982 29 Kansas City Royals $1,000,000 ? Bill James Historical Abstract $900K/yr plus $500K signing bonus, over 5 yrs.
1983 30 Kansas City Royals $1,000,000 ? Bill James Historical Abstract $900K/yr plus $500K signing bonus, over 5 yrs.
1984 31 Kansas City Royals $1,000,000 ? Bill James Historical Abstract $900K/yr plus $500K signing bonus, over 5 yrs.
1985 32 Kansas City Royals $1,000,000 ? Bill James Historical Abstract $900K/yr plus $500K signing bonus, over 5 yrs.
1986 33 Kansas City Royals $1,471,429 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 34 Kansas City Royals $2,055,000 ? 1993 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $200K guarantee, post-career job, $50K earned
1988 35 Kansas City Royals $2,305,000 ? 1993 Joint Exhibit 1 Inc $400K guarantee, post-career job, $300K earned
1989 36 Kansas City Royals $2,005,000 ? 1993 Joint Exhibit 1 Inc $400K guarantee, post-career job
1990 37 Kansas City Royals $2,255,000 ? 1993 Joint Exhibit 1 Inc $400K guarantee, post-career job, $250K earned
1991 38 Kansas City Royals $3,105,000 ? 1993 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $1M bonus, $600,000 in lieu of bonuses
1992 39 Kansas City Royals $3,100,000 ? 1993 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $1M bonus, $600,000 in lieu of bonuses
1993 40 Kansas City Royals $2,750,000 ? 1993 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $1M bonus, $250,000 earned bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$23,516,429
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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Spanish: George Brett Estadísticas
French: George Brett statistiques
Japanese: ジョージ・ブレット 統計
Korean: 조지 브렛 통계
Polish: George Brett Statystyki
Chinese: 喬治·布列特 统计

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