George Frederick Brickell (November 9, 1906 – April 8, 1961) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball for eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies.
Brickell started his professional baseball career in 1926, at the age of 19. That season, he hit .345 for the Wichita Izzies of the Western League. He made his major league debut with the Pirates in August and also hit .345 for them down the stretch.
Over the next several years, Brickell played semi-regularly for the Pirates and Phillies. His hitting declined, however. In 1933, he went back to the minor leagues. He retired in 1936.
Brickell was elected into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951. His son, Fritz Brickell, played in the major leagues from 1958 to 1961.
Brickell died of a heart attack in 1961.
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- ^ "Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees". wichitahof.com. Retrieved 2010-11-05.
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