Carew, Rod (1945–)

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Carew, Rod (1945–)

Rodney Cline Carew was born on October 1, 1945, in the Panama Canal Zone, the son of a canal worker and a Panamanian mother. Carew moved to New York in 1962, signed a contract with the Minnesota Twins in 1964, and became American League Rookie of the Year in 1967. Playing second, then first base for the Twins (1967–1978) and California Angels (1979–1985), he won seven batting titles, played in eighteen All-Star games, had 3,053 career hits, and a .328 career average. He won the Roberto Clemente Award and election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. After his retirement in 1985 he worked as a hitting coach and charity fundraiser. His popularity earned him Panama's Medal of Honor and the country's national stadium was renamed in his honor.

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Carew, Rod, with Ira Berkow. Carew. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.

Carew, Rod, with Frank Pace and Armen Keteyian. Art and Science of Hitting. New York: Penguin Books, 1986.

                                   Joseph L. Arbena

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