When a player’s name is mentioned along with the likes of Ty Cobb, and Ted Williams, it is easy to assume that he was an all-time great. Rod Carew’s career was full of record breaking moments, some of which he still owns today. Originally from Panama, Carew and his family immigrated to Washington Heights, where he was discovered by a Minnesota Twin’s scout who later signed him to an amateur contract.
In his first season with the Twins, Carew won the American League Rookie of the Year, and was also elected to his first of 18 consecutive All-Star game appearances. In 1975, he stole home an MLB leading 7 times, one short of Ty Cobb’s record of 8, and in 1977 he had a batting average of .388, which was the highest average since Ted Williams hit .388 20 years prior. In that same year, Carew went on to win AL MVP, the only time he won the award in his entire career. “Baseball’s Greatest Hitter” went on to win the batting title seven times, before being traded to the California Angels after growing frustrations with the Twins. After the Angels decided to not offer him a new contract, and with other owners colluding against him, Rod Carew ended his Hall of Fame career and had his famous No.29 jersey retired by both the Twins, and the Angels.
Rod Carew was easily one of the most iconic figures in all of baseball during his time. Autographed Rod Carew memorabilia not only has great value, but it is sure to increase in demand as time goes by. All of our signed Rod Carew product offerings will sell out fast, so act fast to secure your piece today!
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