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Over his 19-year career in the big leagues, Hall of Fame infielder Rod Carew put up mind-boggling numbers: 18 All-Star appearances, seven batting titles and a career .328/.393/.429 slash line over 2,469 games. In 1991, he became the 22nd player in MLB history to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first […]

An unforgettable story of insight, inspiration, and faith For a generation of American League baseball fans, Rod Carew was the definition of “batting champion.” An insecure boy from Panama raised by a brutal father, Carew ascended to baseball stardom, tormenting pitchers with a smooth swing from a crouched stance and winning s

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Every morning here Rod Carew pulls away from the hotel the Minnesota Twins put him up in, leaves wife Rhonda and cat Taz, bound for work. He drives the same route, the one that takes him by Tony Oliva’s place, timing it up so Tony is getting to the curb just as Rod eases to a stop. Every morning Tony waves, just in