20. Rod Carew
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 1, 1945 in Gatun, Ca Panama
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 11, 1967
  • Final Game: October 05, 1985
  • Rookie of the Year - 1967
  • TSN All-Star - 1967
  • TSN All-Star - 1968
  • TSN All-Star - 1969
  • TSN All-Star - 1972
  • TSN All-Star - 1973
  • TSN All-Star - 1974
  • TSN All-Star - 1975
  • Most Valuable Player - 1977
  • Roberto Clemente Award - 1977
  • TSN All-Star - 1977
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1977
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1977
  • TSN All-Star - 1978
  • MVP - 1969
  • MVP - 1972
  • MVP - 1973
  • MVP - 1974
  • MVP - 1975
  • MVP - 1976
  • MVP - 1977
  • MVP - 1978
  • MVP - 1982
  • Rookie of the Year - 1967
 
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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.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base, Designated Hitter
  • Acquired: Traded from the Minnesota Twins for Dave Engle, Paul Hartzell, Brad Havens, and Ken Landreaux 2/3/79.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1985 Season.

  • Games Played: 834
  • Notable Statistics:

    474 Runs Scored
    968 Hits
    140 Doubles
    22 Triples                       
    18 Home Runs
    282 Runs Batted In
    82 Stolen Bases
    .314/.393/.392 Slash Line
    17.4 bWAR  

    9 Playoff Games
    6 Runs Scored
    10 Hits
    4 Doubles
    0 Triples                       
    0 Home Runs
    1 Run Batted In
    2 Stolen Bases
    .294/.368/.412 Slash Line

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a First Baseman (1981 & 1982)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a First Baseman (1982 & 1983)

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