Rod Carew

Rod Carew autograph
Birthdate 10/1/1945
Death Date
Debut Year 1967
Year of Induction 1991
Teams Twins
Positions First Base, Second Base

Former MVP and seven-time batting champion, Rod Carew was selected to the All Star game every year but his final Major League season.

In the collection:

Endorsement questionnaire from 1973 signed by Carew

Endorsement questionnaire from 1973 signed by Carew

A first-ballot Hall of Famer, Rod Carew amassed 3,053 career hits to go with his .328 lifetime batting average. In the collection is an endorsement questionnaire asking the two-time MVP if he currently has any licensing contracts or product endorsements. At the time the contract was signed in 1973,
Signature portion of the 1973 endorsement questionnaire

Signature portion of the 1973 endorsement questionnaire

Rod Carew has affixed his signature to the bottom of the questionnaire, adding the date 6/19/73. It’s interesting to note that the same day, Carew went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a pair of runs batted in as the Twins beat the Red Sox 6-2. Carew would end up hitting .350 in

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