Finishing Line Always Royal

George Brett has been one of the game's great clutch hitters, which served the Kansas City veteran well last week when he became only the 18th major leaguer ever to get 3,000 hits. Brett admits a little worry about his timing (the hit came in the season's final week), and Royals fans groused about his placement (during an away game). But maybe Brett had a plan; No. 3,000 came in Anaheim, California, not far from his home in Rancho Mirage.

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