Monday, June 1, 2020

HOF Rod Carew

Rod Carew had a long 19 year career in the major leagues playing for the Minnesota Twins and the then California Angels. He was the Rookie of the Year in 1967, an MVP ten years later in 1977, and a seven-time AL Batting Champion, winning his first title in 1969 and then being selfish and dominating in the 1970s, winning it from 1972-1975, and then again in 1977 and 1978. He finished third in 1976 with a .331 average behind young upstart George Brett (.333) and Hal McRae (.332). Very close! He was also an 18-time All-Star, missing only 1985, his final season.

This is his last Topps card from 1986. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in the Class of 1991 on his first year of eligibility earning 90.5% of the vote. Way to go! If he had more career GW-RBI he would have gotten more votes. That's a scientific fact.

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  1. I mostly just associate him with Adam Sandler's song.

    1. When I think of Rod Carew and music... I think of Sure Shot.

  2. A 0.570 slugging percentage in 1977 and he hit only fourteen home runs that year. That just boggles my mind!