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Rod Carew

Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder Rod Carew

Full Name: Rodney Cline Carew
Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder

Nationality:
Panama
Panamanian

Why Famous: 18-time MLB All Star and American League MVP in 1977 Minnesota Twins

Born: October 1, 1945
Birthplace: Gatún, Panama Canal Zone
Age: 75 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 1969-07-16 Minnesota Twins' Rod Carew steals home for his career best 7th time of the season, against Chicago
  • 1977-11-16 Rod Carew wins AL MVP award
  • 1979-02-03 Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players
  • 1985-08-04 Future Hall of Fame infielder Rod Carew of the California Angels singles off Minnesota's Frank Viola to collect his MLB 3,000th career hit; Angels win, 6–5
  • 1985-10-25 Angels announce that they will not offer Rod Carew a new contract
  • 1991-01-08 Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins & Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1991-01-08 Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try
  • 1991-07-21 Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, & Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
  • 1994-05-28 Twin's Dave Winfield passes Rod Carew into 15th hit list (3,054)
  • 1994-06-26 Kirby Puckett pass Rod Carew with 2,088 hit as Twin's top hit leader

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