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Brett went 4-for-5 in against the host Texas Rang- the game. He became the 18th ers, Brett lined a single for his player to reach the 3,000-hit 3,154th career hit. mark in major league history. Brett’s No. 5 jersey was The next year was Brett’s retired at Kauffman Stadium 20th full season with the Roy- on April 7, 1997. Brett became a als. He announced that he vice president of baseball oper- would retire after the end of ations with the Royals after his BEGINNING OF DECLINE 35 ROYALS’ KING You will get little argument that George Brett is the greatest player in Royals history.
Brett was a fierce competitor who excelled in the postseason. 337 with 10 home runs and 23 RBIs. The Royals did have some talented players in the 1990s. 56 ERA in 1993. Mike Sweeney made his debut in 1995 as a catcher. 322 batting average. That same year, Kansas City could boast of a 36 KANSAS CITY ROYALS The Royals’ Carlos Beltran swings in 1999. Indians catcher Einar Diaz is on the left. Beltran had 22 homers and 108 RBIs as a rookie that season. talented trio of young outfield- finished just 64–97.
In his final at-bat, inning of a 4–0 win for Kan- in the last game of the year sas City. Brett went 4-for-5 in against the host Texas Rang- the game. He became the 18th ers, Brett lined a single for his player to reach the 3,000-hit 3,154th career hit. mark in major league history. Brett’s No. 5 jersey was The next year was Brett’s retired at Kauffman Stadium 20th full season with the Roy- on April 7, 1997. Brett became a als. He announced that he vice president of baseball oper- would retire after the end of ations with the Royals after his BEGINNING OF DECLINE 35 ROYALS’ KING You will get little argument that George Brett is the greatest player in Royals history.