Nov 22, 1967: Another star is born
Submitted by BTGrimes on Thu, 11/22/2012 - 6:00am
Carew is a runaway
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Panama Canal Zone born Rod Carew ran away with the American League Rookie of the Year award on this date in 1967. Carew would go on to a 19-year Hall of Fame career mostly with the Minnesota Twins and mostly as a second baseman. He played 5 seasons for the California Angels (now the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim).
Carew was an all-star every year of his career except his last. He was named AL Most Valuable Player in 1977 when he hit .388, drove in 100 runs and scored 128. He finished with a lifetime batting average of .328.
Carew was born on a train October 1, 1945. When his mother went into labor she was assisted by a doctor by the name of Rodney Cline. In appreciation the child was officially named Rodney Cline Carew.
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