Rod Carew or Rodney Cline Carew in real life played in Major League Baseball from 1967 to 1985. He was born on October 1, 1945. Carew played for the Minnesota Twins from 1967 to 1978 and California Angels from 1979-1985. He was an All- Star in every year of his career except for his final year on 1985. Carew was most popular in his steal home strategy which was a rare technique in his time.
In his 18-year baseball career, he was able to achieve seven batting title, totaled 3053 hits and 1015 RBI. In the 1977 season, in which he played for the Minnesota Twins, Carew hit .388 and it was the highest in baseball history in that time. It was in this year when he was awarded the American league’s Most Valuable Player and received the Roberto Clemente Award making the Rod Carew Signed StatBall Baseball w/15 Inscriptions, CAREW, ROD AUTO (ANGELS) (MLB) 8x10 PHOTO, CAREW, ROD AUTO "'67 ROY" BASEBALL (MLB), CAREW, ROD AUTO (TWINS) 8x10 PHOTO worthy to be part of one’s collection of cool sports items. For three consecutive years, from 1973 to 1975, he led in batting average in Major League Baseball. Carew was the second baseman of the Twins but in order to lengthen his career, he decided to move to first base in the 1975 season. Because of the racist remarks by the Twin’s owner, Calvin Griffith and the team’s failure to maintain its young players, Carew left the team later in 1979 and transferred to the California Angels.
Rod Carew joined the 3,000 hit clubs on August 4, 1985 and the 3,000th hit was in their game against the Minnesota Twin leading toe the recognition of the Rod Carew Signed StatBall Baseball w/15 Inscriptions, CAREW, ROD AUTO (ANGELS) (MLB) 8x10 PHOTO, CAREW, ROD AUTO "'67 ROY" BASEBALL (MLB), CAREW, ROD AUTO (TWINS) 8x10 PHOTO as great items to own. The Angels finished with a record of 6-5. His retirement on 1985 opened doors for him as a hitting coach for the Angels and to the Milwaukee Brewers. In 1991, he got chosen to the Baseball Hall of Fame making him the 22nd player to be elected.