Brett’s first season as a Royal, game-by-game

07/28/2013 11:13 AM

07/29/2013 10:41 AM

The story of George Brett’s major-league career had an inauspicious opening chapter.

In 13 games late in the 1973 season, nine of them starts at third base, Brett committed just one error but batted a paltry .125.

At one point, the future Hall of Famer who would go on to hit .305 for his career with 3,154 total hits, saw his average dip to .080.

Here were his game-by-game stats at the plate from 1973:

August
Date Opponent At the plate Avg.
2 at Chicago one for four, strikeout .250
4 at Minnesota one for three, run scored .286
5 at Minnesota zero for three .200
8 Boston zero for four, run scored .143

Sent back to Class AAA Omaha; recalled in September.

September
Date Opponent At the plate Avg.
8 California zero for one .133
18 Minnesota zero for four, two strikeouts .105
20 Chicago no official at-bats .105
22 Texas zero for four .087
23 Texas zero for two .080
26 at Chicago one for five .100
28 at Texas zero for three, strikeout .091
29 at Texas zero for three, strikeout .083
30 at Texas two for four, two doubles .125
Totals five for 40, two doubles, five strikeouts .125

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