On This Day In Baseball History: May 13, 1993

George Brett

 

Kansas City’s DH and Hall of Famer to be hits his 300th career homer two-day before he turns 40. Brett had become a member of the 3,000 hit club late in the 1992 season. With his 300th homer he joined Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Carl Yastrzemski, Willie Mays, and Al Kaline as the only players in history to have both 3,000 hits and 300 homers. Brett was a 13-time All-Star, 1980 AL MVP, three-time Silver Slugger, and 1985 Gold Glove winner. He led the AL in hits three times (1975-1976, & 1979), doubles once (1978), triples three times (1975-1976, & 1979), batting average three times (1976, 1980, and 1990), on-base percentage once (1980), slugging percentage and OPS three times (1980, 1983, & 1985), and total bases once (1976). Brett’s .390 average in 1980 was the closet to .400 in the AL since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1999.

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