Rod Carew

Rod Carew
Birthdate 10/1/1945
Death Date
Debut Year 1967
Year of Induction 1991
Teams Angels, 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.

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Rod Carew had immediate success as Rookie of the Year and All Star in 1967

Rod Carew had immediate success as Rookie of the Year and All Star in 1967

Rod Carew began his Hall of Fame big league career in 1967 with the Minnesota Twins. He made an immediate impact, making the All Star Game and earning the Rookie of the Year Award. By his third season Carew won his first of his seven batting championships. That year under manager Billy Martin the Tw
Government postcards provide great context for autograph collectors

Government postcards provide great context for autograph collectors

Rod Carew’s signature is by no means rare. The vintage nature of the one in the previous image makes it highly desirable. Shown here is the reverse of the postcard. Notice the United State Postal Service postmark. It is dated September 7, 1967 and mailed from Minneapolis, Minnesota. That year
Rod Carew won 7 American League batting titles with the Minnesota Twins

Rod Carew won 7 American League batting titles with the Minnesota Twins

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 on June 1
A first-ballot Hall of Famer, Carew finished with 3,053 hits and a .328 career average

A first-ballot Hall of Famer, Carew finished with 3,053 hits and a .328 career average

By the time Rod Carew retired from the game, he amassed 3,053 hits and a .328 lifetime average. Add in his 7 batting crowns and it’s easy to see why he was a first-ballot selection for Cooperstown. Shown here is an invitation to Carew’s 1991 induction into the Hall of Fame. The former Tw
Rod Carew's professional career was complete when he received his plaque from the Hall

Rod Carew's professional career was complete when he received his plaque from the Hall

Before the advent of MLB’s draft, players were free to sign with any team that offered a contract. In 1964 Rod Carew signed with the Minnesota Twins. The scout who signed Carew was Herb Stein. A baseball lifer, Stein started his scouting career with the Washington Senators in 1952 and worked

One response to “Rod Carew”

  1. Bette J Wray says:

    DIDN’T ROD CAREW, AT ONE POINT IN HIS CAREER, HAVE A BATTING AVG OF 400? AT LEAST BRIEFLY.?

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