On this day: May 15

Published On: May 14 2013 12:56:09 PM CDT   Updated On: May 15 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Las Vegas is founded, Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut, the Soviets begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, and a 16-year-old sailor completes her solo around-the-world journey, all on this day.

OTD May 15 - George Brett
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Courtesy of Missouri State Archives

1953: Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett, whose 3,154 career hits are the most by any third baseman in major-league history and 16th overall all-time, is born in Glen Dale, W.Va. Brett played his entire 21-year baseball career for the Kansas City Royals, winning a World Series title in 1985 and earning the American League MVP in 1980. Along with Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Stan Musial, he is one of only four players in MLB history to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, and a career .300 batting average.

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