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George Brett resigns as hitting coach

Updated: July 25, 2013, 7:42 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- George Brett took over as the Kansas City Royals' interim hitting coach with the rudderless team mired in an eight-game skid. He leaves with them showing signs of life.

The Hall of Famer announced Thursday that he was stepping down from his on-field job and returning to the Royals' front office, where he's served as vice president of baseball operations since retiring as a player after the 1993 season.

"It's been a tremendous experience for me to put on the uniform ...

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