On This Date 8/17/1980

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George Brett of the Kanas City Royals flirts with .400 as he goes 4-for-4 in an 8-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Royals Stadium. Brett would get his average as high as .407 on August 26th and was still hitting .400 as late as September 19th. George Brett would finish the season with an average of .390 the highest average since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941.