George Brett

July 28, 2013

George Brett recalls his first major-league game: ‘Don’t embarrass yourself’

George Brett is walking his dogs on a recent summer morning as he talks about his surprise call to the big leagues — 40 years ago this week — and the legendary career that followed. So many memories are coming back to him. Like that June day back in 1971, when he just wanted to see a map. “I’m going, ‘Where the (hell) is Kansas City?’” he says. “And ‘Who the (hell) are the Kansas City Royals?’”

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