"He helped put the Kansas City Royals on the map and was such a great player for so many years," Brett told KMBZ radio.
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"I'm more impressed with the consistency he's gone out and played with," Brett said. "Obviously, it's a lot more pressure playing in New York than in any other city in the country."
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