By drawing his American League-leading 23rd intentional walk of the season Monday night against Detroit, Kansas City's George Brett moved within 10 of the league record set by Ted Williams in 1957 (the statistic has been kept since 1955). Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants set the major league record of 45 in 1969. Conversely, Larry Bowa, while with Philadelphia in 1974, drew no intentional walks (23 overall) in 669 official at bats, the major league mark. Baltimore's Cal Ripken Jr., in his MVP year of 1983, had no intentional walks (58 overall) in 663 at bats, the AL record. IN A WALK By drawing his American League-leading 23rd intentional walk of the season Monday night against Detroit, Kansas City's George Brett moved within 10 of the league record set by Ted Williams in 1957 (the statistic has been kept since 1955). Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants set the major league record of 45 in 1969. Conversely, Larry Bowa, while with Philadelphia in 1974, drew no intentional walks (23 overall) in 669 official at bats, the major league mark. Baltimore's Cal Ripken Jr., in his MVP year of 1983, had no intentional walks (58 overall) in 663 at bats, the AL record.