George Brett’s 1980 batting average of .390 is second only to Tony Gwynn’s 1994 average of .394 for the highest single season batting average since 1941. Brett also recorded 118 runs batted in, while appearing in just 117 games; it is the first instance of a player averaging one RBI per game (in more than 100 games) since Walt Dropo thirty seasons prior. He led the American League in both slugging and on-base percentage. This piece commemorates George’s incredible MVP season of 1980.
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