Nov 18, 1980: Brett named MVP
Submitted by BTGrimes on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 10:00am
Brett flirted with .400
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - Kansas City Royals' 3rd baseman George Brett was named American League Most Valuable Player on this date in 1980. He led the Royals to their first American League pennant with a .390 batting average, 24 home runs and 118 runs batted in.
Brett flirted with a .400 average as late as September 19th that season. Fans all over the country followed his march toward the first .400 average in the majors since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941.
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