Awards & Honors

On January 8, 1991, became only 22nd player in history to be voted into the Baseball Hall Fame on the first ballot

3,053 career hits - 12th all-time* (#3,000-8/4/85 vs. Frank Viola-Twins)

Won 7 Batting Titles - surpassed only by Cobb (12), Wagner (8) and Gwynn (8)

.328 Lifetime B.A. - 27th all-time*

Batted .344 during decade of 70's

Batted .350 or more 5 times

1977 AL - M.V.P.

1967 AL - Rookie of the Year

Batted .300 or more 15 consecutive seasons - 1969-83

Twins all-time leading hitter - .334 - 12 seasons

Angels all-time leading hitter - .314 - 7 seasons

Voted to AL All-Star Team 18 times - 1967-84

Named Honorary Captain AL All-Star Team - 1991

All-time leading All-Star vote getter: 33,000,000+

Holds All-Star record - Most triples in a game - 1978

Only AL player to have his number (29) retired by 2 teams (Twins & Angels)

1015 career R.B.I.

Career on base % - .395

Holds major league single season record for most steals of home (7 - 1969 tied with Pete Reiser)

Named MLB All-Century Team

Holds Major League record for most steals in one inning (3 - May 18, 1969)

353 Career Stolen Bases

895 Multiple hit games career

Played in ALCS - 4 times (1969, 1970, 1979, 1982)

Holds ALCS record - most hits in 4 game series (7 - 1979)

Born October 1, 1945. Gatun, Panama

*Baseball Encyclopedia at time of retirement