Tuesday, 4 October 2016
65 - George Brett
Front photo: Standard batting photo, but a nice view of a 25th anniversary patch.
Back photo: N/A. Full stats!
Better photo?: N/A.
Ties to my personal collections: George owns the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League. I have several hits of one of their alumni, Jared Cowan, in my Senators collection.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 35.
Wiki-facts: "George Brett is credited with making the term The Mendoza Line popular."
Google it: I was expecting references to the Lorde song, but those don't show up until the second page. There are several references to the pine tar game on page 1.
How was his stike shortened 1994? N/A. He retired in 1993. This was his farewell card. While this is nice, it isn't quite as nice as his 1994 Topps farewell card.
Birthday boy: May 15, 1953. No baseball birthdays, but the next May 15th birthday boy would join George in the Hall of Fame (1967, John Smoltz). NHLer Pat Hickey was born that date, and outside the sporting world, musician Mike Oldfield was also born 5/15/53.
Up Next: Steve Buechele