Ken Brett

Ken Brett

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Kenneth Alven ("Kemer") Brett (September 18, 1948 – November 18, 2003) was a Major League Baseball pitcher and the second of four Brett brothers who played professional baseball, the most notable being the youngest, George Brett.<br>Ken played for 10 teams in his 14-year MLB career.

Born in Brooklyn, Ken Brett grew up in southern California and was an athlete in El Segundo, a suburb of Los Angeles. - "Love and Hate in El Segundo" - Jack Brett & his sons - 1981-08-17

Baseball career

1967 World Series

At age 17, he was the fourth overall pick in the 1966 baseball draft, selected by the Boston Red Sox as a pitcher; the 19 other MLB teams coveted him as a sweet-swinging center fielder. Fifteen months later, Brett was called up to the major leagues from Single-A ball, he participated in the final week of a heated American League pennant race in September 1967. Boston won the league title by defeating the Minnesota Twins on the final day of the season, finishing a single game ahead of both Detroit and Minnesota, and three games ahead of Chicago. Brett was not expected to be on the post-season (World Series) roster to face the St. Louis Cardinals, but was added as an emergency replacement for an injured Sparky Lyle, a transaction requiring the commissioner's approval. - The Boston Globe - 2004-10-28

Days later on October 8th, Ken Brett became the youngest pitcher ever in the World Series, appearing...
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