A Senate and House Concurrent Resolution congratulating and commending George Brett.

      WHEREAS,  George Brett, a resident of the state of Kansas and former Kansas
City Royals baseball player, has been elected to membership in the Baseball Hall of
Fame; and

      WHEREAS,  George Brett is one of three professional baseball players who will
be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 25, 1999, at Cooperstown, New
York. He was elected to membership upon his first year of eligibility with a 98.19
percentage of the votes cast--the fourth highest voting percentage in the history of
the award; and

      WHEREAS,  George Brett's career spanned a total of 21 seasons and resulted in
3,154 total hits; a career batting average of .305, 317 home runs, three batting titles,
13 all-star selections and one most valuable player selection. He is the only player in
major league history to have 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, 600 doubles, 100 triples and
200 stolen bases, and he is the only player to win batting titles in three different
decades--1976, 1980 and 1990. He is remembered by many as the person who hit
the famous ``Pine Tar Home Run'' off Rich Gossage of the New York Yankees on
July 24, 1983, at Yankee Stadium. The Kansas City Royals retired George Brett's
number, number 5, and inducted him into the club's Hall of Fame on May 14, 1994;

      WHEREAS,  In 1981, George Brett joined with Keith R. Worthington, an ALS
victim, to raise funds to find the cause and a cure for ALS, the Lou Gehrig disease.
After Keith Worthington died of ALS, George Brett established the George Brett
Research Fund for ALS. He has sponsored charity auctions and George Brett Ce-
lebrity Golf Tournaments at Kansas City and Wichita, and the fund has raised
$860,000 as of December, 1998; and

      WHEREAS,  George Brett has remained as a part of the Kansas City Royals or-
ganization since his retirement as a player, and for over two decades has made Kansas
Citians feel good, feel special and feel proud of themselves, their city and their
baseball team; and

      WHEREAS,  George Brett lives in Mission Hills, Kansas, with his wife, Leslie, and
their three sons, Jackson, Dylan and Robin; and

      WHEREAS,  George Brett is being honored in a joint session of the Kansas Leg-
islature and as a special guest of Governor Bill Graves on February 8, 1999: Now,

      Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Representatives
concurring therein: That we congratulate and commend George Brett upon his
election to membership in the Baseball Hall of Fame; and honor him as a distin-
guished Kansan.

I hereby certify that the above Concurrent Resolution originated in the Senate,
and was adopted by that body


President of the Senate. 
Secretary of the Senate. 
Adopted by the House __________________________

Speaker of the House. 
Chief Clerk of the House.