1986 ESHS Hall of Fame Inductee

 


 
   
 
 


George Brett
Class of 1971

Born:  May 15, 1953 - Place:  Glendale, West Virginia.
Parents:  John and Ethel Brett.

At 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.

Career

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."