The second third-basemen this week is the 49th inductee into the Hall of Immortals.
A perennial All-Star over his 21-year career with the Kansas City Royals, George Brett defined the third base position in the American League from the mid 70’s through the late 80’s.
A 3-time batting champion (including reaching .390 during the 1980 season), Brett was the first player to achieve that distinction in 3 different decades.
Brett finished his career with a lifetime average of .305, compiling more than 3,100 hits, 317 homeruns, and driving in almost 1,600 runs. He is one of only 4 players in major league history with 3,000 hits, 300 homeruns, and a .300 lifetime batting average.
Nobody can argue that George Brett is an Immortal.
For some background on what this is, check out the introduction post here.