June 7, 2013 11:10 AM

George Brett explains how to hit home runs

New Royals hitting coach George Brett held a press conference earlier this week, and someone brought up the subject of home runs. Brett said he had 317 of them and had hit about five when he was trying — the other 312 just happened. Brett said he figured he tried to hit a home run about 1,000 times, and five for 1,000 is not a good average. On the other hand, he figured he was 312 for 312 when he wasn’t trying.

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