George Brett Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Jan, 2018
Facts of George Brett
Date of Birth: 1953 , May-15
Age: 65 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name George Brett
Birth Name George Howard Brett
Father Jack Brett
Mother Ethel Brett Johnson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Glen Dale, West Virginia
Ethnicity White
Profession Baseball player (former)
Working For Principal owner of the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres
Net Worth $15 million
Salary $10k to $82k
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blond
Face Color White
Weight in KG N/A
Tattoo(s) N/A
Famous for Baseman and hitter of Kansas City Royals
Married Yes
Married to Leslie Davenport
Children Jackson, Dylan, and Robin
Education El Segundo High School
Awards 2017-Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
Online Presence Twitter
Siblings Ken Brett
Books George Brett: From Here to Cooperstown
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Synopsis

American retired third baseman and hitter in Major League Baseball (MLB) for Kansas City Royals, George Brett, is also the owner of various leagues and serves as a coach. 

Besides his professional life, Brett is a married man and has three children.

Early Life and Education

George Brett was born George Howard Brett on 15th May 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia under the birth sign Taurus. Brett is American as per nationality and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he is White.

Brett is the son of Ethel Brett Johnson and Jack Brett. He has three siblings - Ken ( a major league pitcher and John & Bobby (had a brief career in minor leagues). Later, George Brett and his mom moved to EL Segundo California.

Brett completed his schooling in 1971 from El Segundo High School. George Brett used to play baseball with pitcher Scott McGregor since his school time.

Career

George Brett, at the initial phase of his career, used to play in some minor leagues like Rookie-level Pioneer League, Class A California League, and Class AAA American Association. He appeared as a shortstop and later shifted to third base.

In 1973 Kansas City Royals promoted him to the major league. George Brett made his career’s highest 3154 hits that include 300 home runs and 3000 hits. Brett along with Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Stan Musical earned 300 batting average throughout their career.

In 1980, Brett debuted in World Series with his team. But the team lost the match against Philadelphia Phillies. After the 1993 season, George Brett retired from the team. 

Soon after his retirement, George Brett became the vice-president of Kansas City Royals and also appeared as a part-time coach. By 1998, he became the owner of the Tri-City Dust Devils (a minor league baseball team), Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (minor team), and High Desert Mavericks (Minor team).

Awards and Honors

Some of Brett’s Awards include:

  • 1975 = Kansas City Royals Player of the Year
  • 1976 = Kansas City Royals Player of the Year and Silver Bat Award (Bud Hillerich Award)
  • 1979 = Baseball Digest Player of the Year Award and Kansas City Royals Player of the Year
  • 1980 = Baseball Digest Player of the Year Award, Hutch Award, Kansas City Royals Player of the Year, Most Valuable Player Award, Player of the Month Award, Silver Bat Award (Bud Hillerich Award), Silver Slugger Award, American League, Sporting News Major League Player of the Year Award, and Sporting News Player of the Year Award.
  • 1982 = Player of the Month Award
  • 1983 = Player of the Month Award
  • 1985 = A.L.C.S. Most Valuable Player Award, Gold Glove Award, Third Basemen, Kansas City Royals Player of the Year, Player of the Month Award, Player of the Month Award, and Silver Slugger Award, American League
  • 1986 = Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
  • 1988 = Kansas City Royals Player of the Year and Silver Slugger Award, American League
  • 1990 = Kansas City Royals Player of the Year, Player of the Month Award and Silver Bat Award
  • 1992 = Kansas City Royals Player of the Year
  • 1994 = Slocum Award
  • 1999 = National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 2008 = Frank Slocum Big B.A.T. Award
  • 2009 = Frank Slocum Big B.A.T. Award
  • 2017 = Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

Personal Life

George Brett is a married man. Brett married Leslie Davenport in 1992. The couple together shares three children, Jackson, Dylan, and Robin. Brett named one of his sons on his father, Jackson.

The couple is still together without any buzz about their divorce and extramarital affairs.

Brett is an avid pet lover and involves in the campaigns of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Through the campaign, he influences people to not leave their canine companions in their cars in the hot season.

Net Worth and Body Measurement

George Brett, age 64, stands at the height of 6 feet (1.83m). The former player of Kansas City Royals has an impressive net worth of $15 million. He signed a contract with the team for $1.5 million.
George Brett also earns a good amount as a coach and from his minor league teams. As per some sources, an average salary of a baseball coach is between $10k to $82k. Brett has a private villa worth $3 million.

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