Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:31:17 -0700
Kansas City Royals interim hitting coach George Brett resigned Thursday, July 25. Brett will return to the team's front office, serving as vice president of baseball operations. Hitting coach Pedro Grifol will stay on as the main hitting coach.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:49:30 -0700
After the Kansas City Royals hired George Brett as their hitting coach, the team isn't expected to make any other staff chances, including manager Ned Yost. General manager Dayton Moore has never viewed Yost as the problem.
Thu, 30 May 2013 09:41:33 -0700
The Kansas City Royals announced that George Brett and Pedro Grifol will take over as hitting coaches. Jack Maloof and Andre David have been re-assigned to minor-league duties.
Fantasy Tip: This happened not long after Maloof's comments about KC not being a homer-hitting team. Despite Brett's name recognition, don't expect the Royals suddenly to start slugging.
Sat, 26 May 2012 22:58:08 -0700
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (wrist) rolled his left wrist making a diving stop in the hole in the second inning Saturday, May 26, against the Oakland Athletics. "I was concerned,'' said Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who was almost out of the dugout to check on the shortstop. "But Robby [Cano] waved us off.'' Instead, Jeter stayed in the game and went 2-for-4, tying George Brett for 14th all-time with 3,154 career hits.
Fri, 30 Jul 2010 21:05:19 -0700
Minnesota Twins DH Jim Thome hit his 577th career homer Friday, July 30, and his 1,598th career RBI helped him pass George Brett for 32nd on that all-time list, according to The Associated Press.
Tue, 25 Mar 2008 08:25:41 -0700
Royals.MLB.com's Dick Kaegel reports hockey legend Wayne Gretzky joined the Kansas City Royals for their workout before the game Monday, March 24. Gretzky, his wife Janet Jones, and their son Trevor were invited by Royals Hall of Famer George Brett and senior director of team travel Jeff Davenport. Gretzky, Brett and former NFL quarterback Dan Fouts threw out ceremonial first pitches before the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "I grew up wishing to be a baseball player," Gretzky said. "I was just sort of out there. I felt like a manager just walking around yelling. You know, I haven't picked up a ball in 15 years. The last time I went out and actually went out and threw and hit, I was with Kirk McCaskill of the Angels back in '93. I'm 47 now, so I was just kind of out there."
Fri, 29 Sep 2006 21:42:04 -0700
A bronze bust of former Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett was found in a roadside box, Friday, Sept. 29, after it was stolen from the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame earlier in the week, according to the Associated Press. An unidentified person found the bust inside a box in a ditch near the Lake of the Ozarks community of Camdenton, Mo., about 80 miles south of the Hall of Fame's site in Springfield. According to the sheriff's office, the box was closed with duct tape, and came with an attached note reading, "Please return to the police, stolen property." Brett's bust, valued between $10,000 and $15,000 disappeared Monday, Sept. 25 or Tuesday, Sept. 26 from outside the museum, where it was part of a "legends walkway" with about 15 other busts of Missouri athletes.
Thu, 28 Sep 2006 17:07:22 -0700
The Associated Press reports the bust of former Kansas City Royals great George Brett was stolen from the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. "We noticed it missing [Wednesday] so we think it was probably taken Tuesday or Monday evening," according to museum operations director Marty Willadsen.
Sat, 05 Aug 2006 21:29:18 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Ken Griffey Jr. moved past George Brett into 22nd place on the career RBI list, with 1,597, Saturday, Aug. 5, against the Atlanta Braves, according to the Associated Press.
Tue, 13 Apr 2004 08:27:16 -0700
The Kansas City Star's Jeffrey Flanagan reports former Kansas City Royals IF George Brett was in Los Angeles, Calif. last week hanging out with actor Kevin Costner and Brett suggested that Costner take a week and train with the Royals next spring. "He was really excited about the possibility. Then he said 'Yeah, but I don't want to be a burden. I don't want to be one of those celebrities who just hangs out with the players and gets in everyone's way,'" said Brett. "But I told him it's not like that. Garth (Brooks) was a welcome addition, and Kevin would be the same. Players really like that addition to the clubhouse. It loosens things up."