Class of 1971
Born: May 15, 1953 - Place: Glendale, West Virginia.
John and Ethel Brett.
El Segundo High School
Played Cee, Bee, and Junior Varsity Football
- All Pioneer League in Defense, participated in Cee and Varsity Basketball; played JV and Varsity Baseball - First Team All-League
at Shortstop, Archbearer.
Selected by Kansas City Royals in second round of the Professional Baseball's 1971 Free
Agent Draft; played in minor leagues at Billings, San Jose, and Omaha before permanent advancement to the major leagues
in 1974; selected to All-Rookie team 1974; led American League in hitting with a .333 average in 1976, chosen as Baseball's
Player of the Year American League in 1979, voted Most Valuable Player on the American League in 1980 as well as being the
Sporting Man of the year - ended year with a .390 batting average, in 1981, won the Gillette Trophy for receiving most All-Star
votes - has appeared in 10 consecutive All-Star games; won 1985 Golden Glove for third baseman; led the Royals to 1985 World
Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, possessed .315 lifetime batting average with nine seasons over .300.
"I have been very fortunate pursuing my career since I left El Segundo High School. The education I received
and the chance to participate in the athletics are things I'm very grateful for. My teachers and coaches were helpful
to me. I'm particularly appreciative to Coach John Stevenson. I hope each student can benefit from his experience
in El Segundo as much as I did."