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Legislation #: 990022 Introduction Date: 1/28/1999
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 1/28/1999
Sponsor: MAYOR & COUNCIL
Title: Honoring George Brett on the occasion of his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 5, 1999 by 98.19% of the vote, one of the biggest margins in history.

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1/28/1999

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RESOLUTION NO. 990022

 

Honoring George Brett on the occasion of his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 5, 1999 by 98.19% of the vote, one of the biggest margins in history.

 

WHEREAS, George Brett, legendary Royals superstar for 21 years, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 5 by 98.19% of the vote, and will be inducted July 25 in Cooperstown, N.Y.; and

 

WHEREAS, Brett, with his .305 career batting average, 3,154 hits, 3 batting titles, 317 home runs, 1 MVP selection and 13 all star selections, will always have a special place in major league baseball as well as in Kansas City, where his name is synonymous with the Royals; and

 

WHEREAS, George was a hard-working, competitive player, who led the Royals to 6 division titles, 2 American Leagues pennants and the World Series title in 1985; and

 

WHEREAS. George continues today to give back to baseball and to the community with his selfless work as longtime supporter for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, Keith Worthington Chapter, raising millions over the last 20 years to fight the tragic Lou Gehrigs disease; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council and the citizens of Kansas City have been blessed by the presence and contributions of this brilliant player and are delighted upon the occasion of his historic election to the Hall of Fame; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor George Brett upon his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame and hereby heartily congratulate him as the first Royal in the Hall of Fame and upon his landslide victory in the first year of his eligibility; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony of the heartfelt gratitude of the Mayor, Council and citizens of this City to George Brett and his wife Leslie and his family for giving Kansas City irreplaceable memories of baseball glory throughout his 21 years as a Kansas City Royal.

 

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