2. 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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There is no question that Rod Carew was one of the best hitters in baseball…period.  The Panamanian born player would win seven Batting Titles as a member of the Minnesota Twins and other than his first two seasons (the first of which he was the Rookie of the Year), he would bat over .300 in every season he was a Twin.

Carew played for Minnesota for twelve years and went to the All-Star Game in every one of them.  2,085 of his 3,000 plus Hits was as a Twin.  In 1977, he was on fire, finishing 12 points below .400, winning the Batting Title, On Base Percentage Title, OPS Title and the American League MVP.

Appropriately, Rod Carew was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first year of eligibility in 1991, and the Twins retired his number 29 the same year.  Fittingly, Carew was part of the inaugural Twins Hall of Fame Class in 2000.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base, Second Base
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 6/24/66
  • Departed: Traded to the California Angels for Dave Engle, Paul Hartzell, Brad Havens and Ken Landreaux 2/3/79.
  • Games Played: 1635
  • Notable Statistics: 950 Runs Scored
    2,085 Hits
    305 Doubles
    90 Triples
    74 Home Runs
    733 RBI
    271 Stolen Bases
    .334/.393/.448 Slash Line
    63.8 bWAR

    5 Playoff Games
    0 Runs Scored
    1 Hit
    0 Doubles
    0 Triples
    0 Home Runs
    0 RBI
    0 Stolen Bases
    .063/.118/.063 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards: MVP (1977)
    All-Star (1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 & 1978)
    Rookie of the Year (1967)
    Highest bWAR for Position Players (1974, 1975 & 1977)
    Highest Offensive bWAR (1974, 1975 & 1977)
    Highest Batting Average (1969, 1972, 1973 1974, 1975, 1977 & 1978)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1974, 1975, 1977 & 1978)
    Highest OPS (1977)
    Highest OPS+ (1977)
    Most Runs Scored (1977)
    Most Hits (1973, 1974 & 1977)
    Most Triples (1973 & 1977)
    Most Singles (1972, 1973, 1974 & 1977)
    Most Intentional Walks (1975, 1977 & 1978)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1975 & 1977)
    Most Assists by a First Baseman (1977)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a First Baseman (1976 & 1977)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a First Baseman (1976 & 1977)
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