RETIRED NUMBER

George Brett - #5
Third Baseman, 1973-1993
George Brett wrapped up a 21-year Hall of Fame career with the Royals in 1993 after establishing himself as one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game. He became the only Royal and just the 11th 3rd baseman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 25, 1999 after receiving 98 percent of the votes, the 5th-highest mark in history. He had his number retired by the Royals May 14, 1994. At the conclusion of Brett’s career, he was the only player in Major League history to amass more than 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, 600 doubles, 100 triples and 200 stolen bases. He was the first player to win batting titles in 3 decades (1976, 1980, 1990) and retired as the A.L. career record holder for most intentional walks (229). A 13-time All-Star, Brett is the club’s all-time leader in every offensive category except stolen bases. He was the American League MVP in 1980, finished as the MVP runner up in 1976 and 1985, was a Gold Glove Award winner in 1985 and was crowned the Royals Player of the Year eight times. Brett hit .390 in his MVP season, posting the highest batting average since Ted Williams’ .406 mark in 1941. Born May 15, 1953 in Wheeling, W.V., he captivated the baseball world with his performance in the 1985 ALCS and World Series, earning ALCS MVP honors after the Royals rallied from a 3 games to 1 deficit against the Toronto Blue Jays. Brett posted a .373 career World Series average, going 19-for-51 in 13 games, with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 4 RBI. He holds numerous ALCS records after recording a career batting average of .340 in the league championships. He culminated his career with his 3,000th hit on Sept. 30, 1992 (pictured left). Overall, he guided the Royals to seven postseasons and two World Series. During his 21-year career with the Royals, Kansas City posted 15 winning seasons, including 8 seasons with at least 90 wins.
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 Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999  Had number retired, May 14, 1994  Won 3 batting titles (1976, 1980, 1990) and became the only player to win titles in 3 decades  Voted A.L. MVP in 1980 and was 2nd in 1985 and 1976  Named to 13 All-Star games  Won Rawlings Gold Glove in 1985  1985 ALCS MVP  Played in 7 postseasons and 2 World Series  Ranks 5th on MLB’s alltime doubles list with 665  Ranks 14th on MLB’s alltime hit list with 3,154  His career-best .390 average in 1980 ranked as the highest since Ted Williams’ .406 mark in 1941  One of 4 players in M.L. history with 3,000 hits, 300 home runs and 200 stolen bases  Named Royals Player of the Year 8 times

Career Honors

Brett’s Major League Career Statistics
Year Club 2007 KANSAS CITY ROYALS MEDIA GUIDE 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY AVG .125 .282 .308 .333 .312 .294 .329 .390 .314 .301 .310 .284 .335 .290 .290 .306 .282 .329 .255 .285 .266 G 13 133 159 159 139 128 154 117 89 144 123 104 155 124 115 157 124 142 131 152 145 AB 40 457 634 645 564 510 645 449 347 552 464 377 550 441 427 589 457 544 505 592 560 R 2 49 84 94 105 79 119 87 42 101 90 42 108 70 71 90 67 82 77 55 69 H 2B 3B HR RBI 5 129 195 215 176 150 212 175 109 166 144 107 184 128 124 180 129 179 129 169 149 2 21 35 34 32 45 42 33 27 32 38 21 38 28 18 42 26 45 40 35 31 0 5 13 14 13 8 20 9 7 9 2 3 5 4 2 3 3 7 2 5 3 0 2 11 7 22 9 23 24 6 21 25 13 30 16 22 24 12 14 10 7 19 0 47 89 67 88 62 107 118 43 82 93 69 112 73 78 103 80 87 61 61 75 SH 1 6 9 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 SF 0 2 6 8 3 5 4 7 4 5 3 7 9 4 8 7 9 7 8 4 10 HP BB SO SB CS 5 38 49 36 24 35 36 22 23 51 39 37 49 45 47 51 47 63 75 69 67 0 8 13 21 14 23 17 15 14 6 0 0 9 1 6 14 14 9 2 8 7 0 5 10 11 12 7 10 6 6 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 2 0 6 5 E 1 21 26 26 21 16 31 17 14 17 25 14 15 16 9 10 2 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 21 2 46 1 49 2 55 1 39 0 51 1 58 1 27 1 71 1 57 0 38 3 103 4 80 1 72 3 82 3 59 0 56 0 58 6 35 3 39

Major League Totals

.305 2707 10349 1583 3154 665 137 317 1595

26 120

33 1096 908 201

96 292

222

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ROYALS

Frank White - #20
Second Baseman, 1973-1990
Frank White was the defensive star for the Royals from 1973 to 1990, winning 8 Gold Gloves, an American League record for 2nd basemen at the time. Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski (8), Ryne Sandberg (9) and Roberto Alomar (10) are the only 2nd basemen in Major League history to accomplish the same feat. His number 20 was retired and he was inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame in 1995. White claimed the Gold Glove award 6 straight seasons from 1977 to 1982 and missed an unprecedented 9th award in 1988 after committing just 4 errors that season and leading the league in fielding percentage. He was selected to the All-Star team 5 times and earned the starting nod at 2nd base in 1979. White, who ranks 7th all-time in career fielding percentage among 2nd basemen, was named the Royals Player of the Year in 1983 and 1986. A native of Kansas City, White was tabbed as the ALCS MVP in 1980 after hitting .545 (6-for-11) and driving in 3 runs to lead Kansas City to its first-ever World Series by defeating the New York Yankees. In the Royals 1985 World Series, White led all players with 6 RBI, hitting 3 doubles and a home run as KC rallied from a 3 games to 1 deficit to beat St. Louis. Following his career-best 1986 season, White was selected to the Major League All-Star team that toured Japan in the offseason. He was also named to The Sporting News Silver Slugger Team. The Royals 1st-ever graduate of the experimental Royals Academy, White ranks 2nd on the club’s career charts in games (2,324), at bats (7,859) and hits (2,006). He also stands in the top 5 in career runs, doubles, home runs, stolen bases, total bases, and extra base hits. He also hit 3 inside-the park home runs during his playing career with the Royals. White was honor e d with the Ernie Mehl Award for his contribution to the Kansas City community in 1988. White’s Major League Career Statistics

REVIEW HISTORY

 Inducted into Royals Hall of Fame and had number retired in 1995  Named to 5 All-Star games  Won 8 Rawlings Gold Gloves, including 6 straight from 1977-82  Voted ALCS MVP in 1980  Named to TSN Silver Slugger Team in 1986  Played in 7 postseasons and 2 World Series  Twice named Royals Player of the Year

Career Honors

RECORDS OPPONENTS PLAYER DEV. MEDIA & MISC.

Year Club 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS KANSAS CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY

AVG .223 .221 .250 .229 .245 .275 .266 .264 .250 .298 .260 .271 .249 .272 .245 .235 .256 .216

G 51 99 111 152 152 143 127 154 94 145 146 129 149 151 154 150 135 82

AB 139 204 304 446 474 461 467 560 364 524 549 479 563 566 563 537 418 241

R 20 19 43 39 59 66 73 70 35 71 52 58 62 76 67 48 34 20

H 2B 3B HR RBI 31 45 76 102 116 127 124 148 91 156 143 130 140 154 138 126 107 52 6 6 10 17 21 24 26 23 17 45 35 22 25 37 32 25 22 14 1 3 2 6 5 6 4 4 1 6 6 5 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 7 2 5 7 10 7 9 11 11 17 22 22 17 8 2 2 5 18 36 46 50 50 48 60 38 56 77 56 69 84 78 58 36 21

SH 2 5 2 18 11 9 3 9 4 7 4 4 5 2 4 7 5 0

SF 2 0 2 3 2 2 7 4 3 5 6 3 3 7 4 6 3 3 65

HP 0 0 1 3 2 3 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 2 2 4 2 3

BB 8 5 20 19 25 26 25 19 19 16 20 27 28 43 51 21 30 10

SO SB CS 23 33 39 42 67 59 54 69 50 65 51 72 86 88 86 67 52 32 3 3 11 20 23 13 28 19 4 10 13 5 10 4 1 7 3 1 1 4 3 11 5 10 8 6 2 7 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 0

E 12 12 12 23 8 16 12 10 6 17 8 11 17 10 10 4 10 8

2007 KANSAS CITY ROYALS MEDIA GUIDE

Major League Totals

.255 2324 7859 912 2006 407

58 160 886 101

30 412 1035 178

83 206

223

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