1991 ESHS Hall of Fame Inductee



Kenneth A. (Kemer) Brett
Class of 1966

Born:  September 18, 1948  -  Place:  Bay Ridge, New York. 
Parents:  John and Ethel Brett.

At El Segundo High School

All League for three years in baseball and one year in football; All CIF Baseball for three years.  CIF Player of the Year for two years; recipient of Harvey Hazeltine Award; achieved Honor Roll Status; member of Key Club and Varsity Club, selected as "Best All-Around Senior".


Entered professional baseball immediately after graduating from El Segundo High School, was first round draft choice by the Boston Red Sox in 1966 and the fourth player in the country to be drafted; was the winning pitcher in the 1974 All Star Game while a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates; pitched a one-hitter in 1975; participated in two World Series Games (youngest pitcher ever to pitch in a World Series game); currently is the television color commentator for the California Angels.

"Some of the best times of my life were spend at El Segundo High School.  I look back at those days and still have very fond memories.  For me, it was a carefree time of sports and studies.  I also realize that to a certain degree times have changed, but one thing that has not changed is the dedication of your teachers here and the opportunity that El Segundo High School affords you.  Take advantage of all the knowledge and the experience the staff has to offer.  You will be amazed at how far you can go in life with some dedication and determination, and like me still have a whole bunch of fun!"