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Encyclopedia > Rod Carew
Rod Carew
Infielder
Born: October 1, 1945 (1945-10-01) (age 62)
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 11, 1967
for the Minnesota Twins
Final game
October 5, 1985
for the California Angels
Career statistics
Batting average     .328
Hits     3053
RBI     1015
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1991
Vote     90.5% (first ballot)

Rodney Cline "Rod" Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... This article is about the year. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits (later revised to 4,189) by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... The following are the baseball events of the year 1967 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1978 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... The following are the baseball events of the year 1979 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player selected for his character and charitable contributions to his community. ... A batting title, in baseball, is said to have been reached when a player has the highest average in his league, while still having had 3. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1945 throughout the world. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... The following are the baseball events of the year 1967 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...


He was born to a Panamanian mother on a train in the town of Gatun, which at that time was in the Panama Canal Zone . As the train was segregated, Carew's black mother was forced to ride in a rear car. When his mother went into labor, a doctor named Rodney Cline delivered her baby. In appreciation, the baby was named after the doctor. He emigrated to Washington Heights, New York City at the age of 14. One day after graduating high school, Carew signed a contract with the Minnesota Twins. The Panama Canal Zone (Spanish: ), was a 553 square mile (1,432 km²) territory inside of Panama, consisting of the Panama Canal and an area generally extending 5 miles (8. ... The Rex Theatre for Colored People Racial segregation is characterised by separation of different races in daily life, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in the rental or purchase of a home[1]. Segregation... This article is about the neighborhood in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960...

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Major League Career

Rod Carew earned the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1967 and was an All-Star in every year but his final one, 1985. In his career, Rod Carew won seven batting titles. In 1972, Carew led the American League in batting, without hitting a single home run. During the 1977 season he hit .388, which was, at the time, the highest since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941. (In 1980, the Kansas City Royals' George Brett hit .390. Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres hit .394 in 1994. To date, that is the closest anyone has come to hitting .400 in 500 or more at bats.) For his efforts, Carew won the American League's Most Valuable Player award. In addition, he is one of only two players (the other being Ty Cobb) to lead Major League Baseball in batting average in three consecutive years, doing so from 1973 through 1975. Carew was famous for his ability to steal home, doing so 17 times during his career. This was especially rare in the era he played making the statistic especially noteworthy.[1] The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1967 throughout the world. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... This article is about the baseball concept. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 throughout the world. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1941 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Royals. ... Anthony Keith Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball, statistically one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was a Hall of Fame baseball player and is regarded by historians and journalists[2][3] as the best player of the dead-ball era and as one of the greatest players of all time. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...


Originally a second baseman, Carew moved to first base in 1975 to lengthen his career. Frustrated by the Twins' inability to keep its young stars and racist comments made by team owner Calvin Griffith, Carew announced his intention to leave the team in 1979. He was traded to the-then California Angels for outfielder Ken Landreaux, catcher/first baseman Dave Engle, right-handed pitcher Paul Hartzell, and left-handed pitcher Brad Havens. The position of the second baseman A second baseman often ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Calvin Robertson Griffith (December 1, 1911 - October 20, 1999), born Calvin Robertson in Montreal, Canada, was a Major League Baseball team owner (1955 - 1984). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1979 throughout the world. ... The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield. ... Ken Landreaux, born December 22, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, was a Major League Baseball player. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... Ralph David Engle (born November 30, 1956, in San Diego, California) was a utility player with a 9 year career from 1981 to 1989. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paul Franklin Hartzell (born November 2, 1953, in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania) is a retired professional baseball player who played 6 seasons for the California Angels, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, and Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bradley David Havens (born November 17, 1959 in Highland Park, Michigan) was a Pitcher for the Minnesota Twins (1981-83), Baltimore Orioles (1985-86), Los Angeles Dodgers (1987-88), Cleveland Indians (1988-89) and Detroit Tigers (1989). ...


On August 4, 1985, Rod Carew joined the 3,000 hit club. The 3,000th hit was struck against Minnesota Twins left-hander Frank Viola at Anaheim Stadium. is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... Frank John Viola, Jr. ... Angel Stadium, originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field, is a stadium located in Anaheim, California, in Orange County, California and is home to Major League Baseballs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ...


A free agent in 1986, Carew did not receive any competitive contract offers. On Jan 10, 1995, arbitrator Thomas Roberts awarded collusion damages of $782,036 to Carew for 1986 as part of the second collusion award. [1] In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Look up collusion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


For his career, Carew finished with 3,053 hits and a lifetime batting average of .328.


Carew was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991, his first year of eligibility. He was the 22nd player so elected. In 1999, he ranked #61 on The Sporting News'' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was nominated as a finalist for Major League Baseball's All-Century Team. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... In 1998, The Sporting News compiled a list of Baseballs Greatest Players. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... In 1999, MasterCard sponsored the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. ...


Confusion over conversion to Judaism

Carew received death threats when he announced his intention to marry a Jewish woman. However, while his children were raised in the Jewish tradition, Carew himself never formally converted. For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ...


Bolstering the conversion myth is The Chanukah Song, a 1994 comedy song about famous Jews written by Jewish entertainer Adam Sandler, in which he sings: "O.J. Simpson... NOT A JEW! But guess who is: Hall of Famer Rod Carew — he converted". Despite the fact that that statement is false, Sandler has repeated it in subsequent versions of the song. The Chanukah Song is a series of songs written and performed by Adam Sandler. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ...


Just the same, in an article in 1976 in Esquire magazine, sportswriter Harry Stein published an "All Time All-Star Argument Starter," consisting of five ethnic baseball teams. Carew was the second baseman on Stein's Jewish team. August 2005 issue of Esquire Esquire is a mens magazine by the Hearst Corporation. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ...


Trivia

Hall Of Famer Rod Carew went to George Washington High School in New York City, the same school all-star Manny Ramirez. George Washington High School was a secondary school located in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan in New York City, New York. ... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ...


Tragedy

Rod Carew's daughter, Michelle, was diagnosed with leukemia in September, 1995. Her Panamanian-Jewish ancestry drastically lowered the likelihood of finding a suitable donor for a bone marrow transplant. In spite of Carew's national pleas, no donor could be found and she died in April of 1996 at the age of 18. Leukemia or lekemia (Greek leukos, “white”; haima, “blood”) (see spelling differences) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


A statue of Michelle Carew has been installed in Angel Stadium. Angel Stadium, originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field, is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California, and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the American League. ...


Post-retirement

Following his retirement, Carew has worked as a hitting coach for the Angels and the Milwaukee Brewers and is credited with developing young hitters like Garret Anderson, Jim Edmonds and Tim Salmon into stars. Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44 Name Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present) Seattle Pilots (1969) Other nicknames True Blue Brew Crew, The Brew Crew, The Crew, Beermakers Ballpark Miller Park (2001–present) County Stadium (1970–2000) Sick... Garret Joseph Anderson (born June 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball left fielder who has played his entire career for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... James Patrick Jim Edmonds (born June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California) is a left-handed batter who plays for the St. ... Timothy James Tim Salmon (born August 24, 1968 in Long Beach, California) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder/designated hitter who played his entire career with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim franchise. ...


On January 19, 2004, Panama City, Panama's National Stadium was renamed Rod Carew Stadium. [2] In 2005, Carew was named the second baseman on the Major League Baseball Latino Legends Team. is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Latino Legends Team was an all-time all-star baseball team selected in 2005 to honor the history of Latin American players in Major League Baseball. ...


His #29 has been retired by both the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs...


Rod became the spokesperson for Solid Contact Baseball in 2006. This company from New Canaan, CT, has developed a product to teach hitting called the GAP Hitter, and it is the only hitting product that Mr. Carew has ever endorsed. New Canaan is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ...


Chewing tobacco use

Rod Carew began using chewing tobacco in 1964 and was a regular user up to 1992, when a cancerous growth in his mouth was discovered and removed. The years of use had wreaked havoc on his teeth and gums, and Carew has spent a reported $100,000 in restorative dental work. [3] Chewing tobacco is a smokeless tobacco product. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ...


See also

This is an alphabetical list of 44 baseball players from Panama which had played in Major League Baseball between 1955 and 2004. ... Hometown Heroes was a program sponsored by DHL. On September 27, 2006, Major League Baseball announced a list of players, one from each team, voted by MLB fans: † player spent his entire career with one team The Official Hometown Heroes Panel Orestes Destrade (ESPN and XM Satellite Radio broadcaster) Steve... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of Major League Baseball all-time leaders in doubles. ... Below is the list of 158 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 100 triple milestone. ... Below is the list of 295 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 Runs milestone. ... Below is the list of 252 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ... To date, only eight players have had their uniform number retired by more than one Major League Baseball team. ... In Major League Baseball, the 3,000 hit club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have made 3,000 or more career base hits. ... Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. ... The batting championship is awarded to the Major League Baseball player in each the American League and National League who has the highest batting average in a particular season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs scored champions in the American League and National League each season. ...

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Rod Carew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (503 words)
Rodney Cline Carew (born October 1, 1945 in Gatun, Panama) was a Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels in the 1970s and 1980s.
An immigrant to New York City at the age of 17, Carew was an All-Star in all but his final 1985 season and the American League Rookie of the Year in 1967.
Carew was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991, his first year of eligibility.
Rod Carew Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac (226 words)
Rod Carew was born on Monday, October 1, 1945, in Gatun, Canal Zone.
Carew was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 11, 1967, with the Minnesota Twins, and his Major League Baseball stats for every season he played, along with his career totals are on this page.
Rod Carew's biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable) career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this Rod Carew baseball statistics page.
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