Rod Carew was one of, if not the greatest hitter in Minnesota Twins history, having won the 1977 MVP and was an All-Star in all twelve of his seasons there. The Twins traded him west to California in 1979, and while Carew was not clearly declining, he was still one sweet hitter.
Carew, who won six Batting Titles and four OBP Titles as a Twin, batted over .300 in his first five seasons in California, with all of those years showing an OBP over .380. As an Angel, he collected his 3,000th Hit, and 968 of his career 3,053 Hits came on the West Coast. Carew retired after the 1985 season, having batted .314 with the Angels.
The Angels inducted Carew into their Hall of Fame in 1992, a year after the Baseball Hall of Fame enshrined him on his first year of eligibility.