Rod Carew Stats

Rod Carew was born on Monday, October 1, 1945, in Gatun, Panama Canal Zone. Carew was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 11, 1967, with the Minnesota Twins. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Rod Carew baseball stats page.

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"The astonishing thing about (Rod) Carew is that he hits everybody. You think you spot a weakness in him, and it may work for 3 or 4 at-bats, but then he catches on and its bang-bang-bang all over again." - Baltimore Orioles Hitting Coach Jim Frey in The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball's Greats: In Stories and Images, the Complete Roster of Inductees (Little, Brown and Company. 05/06/2014. Rod Carew. Page 134) [ Rod Carew Quotes ]

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Rod Carew Autograph on a 1968 Topps Baseball Card (#80 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1968top01' title='1968 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Rod Carew Autograph on a 1968 Topps Baseball Card (#80 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Rodney Cline Carew
Nickname:
Sir Rodney
Born On:
10-01-1945  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Gatun, Panama Canal Zone
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Washington High School (Washington Heights, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
182
First Game:
04-11-1967 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-05-1985
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

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Rod Carew Pitching Stats

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Rod Carew Hitting Stats

1967 22 Twins 137 514 66 150 22 7 8 0 51 37 4 91 7 1 2 12 .292 .341 .409
1968 23 Twins 127 461 46 126 27 2 1 0 42 26 1 71 2 2 1 11 .273 .312 .347
1969 24 Twins 123 458 79 152 30 4 8 0 56 37 0 72 6 0 3 7 .332 .386 .467
1970 25 Twins 51 191 27 70 12 3 4 0 28 11 0 28 0 0 2 1 .366 .407 .524
1971 26 Twins 147 577 88 177 16 10 2 0 48 45 1 81 6 3 1 23 .307 .356 .380
1972 27 Twins 142 535 61 170 21 6 0 0 51 43 9 60 9 2 2 11 .318 .369 .379
1973 28 Twins 149 580 98 203 30 11 6 0 62 62 9 55 7 6 2 16 .350 .411 .471
1974 29 Twins 153 599 86 218 30 5 3 0 55 74 9 49 13 3 1 17 .364 .433 .446
1975 30 Twins 143 535 89 192 24 4 14 0 80 64 18 40 7 10 1 10 .359 .421 .497
1976 31 Twins 156 605 97 200 29 12 9 3 90 67 14 52 8 6 1 12 .331 .395 .463
1977 32 Twins 155 616 128 239 38 16 14 1 100 69 15 55 1 5 3 6 .388 .449 .570
1978 33 Twins 152 564 85 188 26 10 5 0 70 78 19 62 2 6 1 18 .333 .411 .441
1979 34 Angels 110 409 78 130 15 3 3 0 44 73 7 46 8 3 0 9 .318 .419 .391
1980 35 Angels 144 540 74 179 34 7 3 0 59 59 7 38 9 3 1 15 .331 .396 .437
1981 36 Angels 93 364 57 111 17 1 2 0 21 45 7 45 10 2 0 8 .305 .380 .374
1982 37 Angels 138 523 88 167 25 5 3 0 44 67 5 49 16 4 2 9 .319 .396 .403
1983 38 Angels 129 472 66 160 24 2 2 1 44 57 9 48 3 3 1 15 .339 .409 .411
1984 39 Angels 93 329 42 97 8 1 3 0 31 40 1 39 5 4 0 8 .295 .367 .353
1985 40 Angels 127 443 69 124 17 3 2 0 39 64 9 47 9 1 1 8 .280 .371 .345
19 Years 2,469 9,315 1,424 3,053 445 112 92 5 1,015 1,018 144 1,028 128 64 25 216 .328 .393 .429

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Rod Carew Fielding Stats

1967 Twins 2B 134 131 3,454 618 4.6 603 289 314 15 60 n/a n/a n/a .976 4.71
1968 Twins 2B 117 112 2,945 560 4.8 542 262 280 18 48 n/a n/a n/a .968 4.97
1968 Twins SS 4 3 66 9 2.3 9 4 5 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.68
1969 Twins 2B 118 106 2,896 563 4.8 546 244 302 17 80 n/a n/a n/a .970 5.09
1970 Twins 1B 1 1 15 6 6.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.80
1970 Twins 2B 45 45 1,130 203 4.5 195 73 122 8 26 n/a n/a n/a .961 4.66
1971 Twins 2B 142 137 3,627 666 4.7 650 321 329 16 76 n/a n/a n/a .976 4.84
1971 Twins 3B 2 2 42 5 2.5 5 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.21
1972 Twins 2B 139 133 3,553 725 5.2 709 331 378 16 85 n/a n/a n/a .978 5.39
1973 Twins 2B 147 142 3,724 809 5.5 796 383 413 13 96 n/a n/a n/a .984 5.77
1974 Twins 2B 148 147 3,856 824 5.6 791 375 416 33 114 n/a n/a n/a .960 5.54
1975 Twins 1B 14 14 348 134 9.6 131 123 8 3 10 n/a n/a n/a .978 10.16
1975 Twins 2B 123 118 3,114 672 5.5 654 285 369 18 79 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.67
1976 Twins 1B 152 151 3,995 1,518 10.0 1,502 1,394 108 16 149 n/a n/a n/a .989 10.15
1976 Twins 2B 7 0 40 6 0.9 6 4 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.05
1977 Twins 1B 151 148 3,940 1,590 10.5 1,580 1,459 121 10 161 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.83
1977 Twins 2B 4 0 17 7 1.8 7 4 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.12
1978 Twins 1B 148 138 3,789 1,483 10.0 1,467 1,362 105 16 134 n/a n/a n/a .989 10.45
1978 Twins 2B 4 0 15 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1978 Twins LF 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1979 Angels 1B 103 102 2,668 869 8.4 859 804 55 10 101 n/a n/a n/a .988 8.69
1980 Angels 1B 103 102 2,739 960 9.3 954 897 57 6 82 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.40
1981 Angels 1B 90 90 2,337 942 10.5 937 877 60 5 90 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.83
1982 Angels 1B 134 130 3,504 1,445 10.8 1,433 1,339 94 12 115 n/a n/a n/a .992 11.04
1983 Angels 1B 89 88 2,311 938 10.5 932 890 42 6 94 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.89
1983 Angels 2B 2 0 18 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1984 Angels 1B 83 80 2,086 798 9.6 783 724 59 15 73 n/a n/a n/a .981 10.13
1985 Angels 1B 116 109 2,967 1,127 9.7 1,120 1,055 65 7 121 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.19
1B Totals 1,184 1,153 30,699 11,810 10.0 11,704 10,930 774 106 1,130 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.29
2B Totals 1,130 1,071 28,389 5,655 5.0 5,501 2,573 2,928 154 664 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.23
SS Totals 4 3 66 9 2.3 9 4 5 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.68
3B Totals 2 2 42 5 2.5 5 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.21
LF Totals 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
19 Years 2,321 2,229 59,197 17,479 7.5 17,219 13,510 3,709 260 1,796 n/a n/a n/a .985 7.85

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Rod Carew Miscellaneous Stats

1967 Twins 5 9 .357 3 1 n/a 64.3 5.6 10.1 - - -
1968 Twins 12 4 .750 11 0 n/a 461.0 6.5 11.0 - - -
1969 Twins 19 8 .704 8 1 n/a 57.3 6.4 8.2 - - -
1970 Twins 4 6 .400 5 0 n/a 47.8 6.8 6.8 - - -
1971 Twins 6 7 .462 4 1 n/a 288.5 7.1 12.0 - - -
1972 Twins 12 6 .667 6 2 n/a 0.0 8.9 10.5 - - -
1973 Twins 41 16 .719 6 1 0 96.7 10.5 9.4 - - -
1974 Twins 38 16 .704 6 0 0 199.7 12.2 10.9 - - -
1975 Twins 35 9 .795 10 0 2 38.2 13.4 6.7 - - -
1976 Twins 49 22 .690 5 0 0 67.2 11.6 6.7 - - -
1977 Twins 23 13 .639 7 0 1 44.0 11.2 6.2 - - -
1978 Twins 27 7 .794 12 0 0 112.8 9.1 8.1 - - -
1979 Angels 18 8 .692 2 0 6 136.3 8.9 9.3 - - -
1980 Angels 23 15 .605 11 0 32 180.0 14.2 9.2 - - -
1981 Angels 16 9 .640 2 0 2 182.0 8.1 17.3 - - -
1982 Angels 10 17 .370 8 0 0 174.3 10.7 11.9 - - -
1983 Angels 6 7 .462 18 0 24 236.0 9.8 10.7 - - -
1984 Angels 4 3 .571 12 0 1 109.7 8.4 10.6 - - -
1985 Angels 5 5 .500 15 0 0 221.5 9.4 11.4 - - -
19 Years 353 187 .654 151 6 68 101.3 9.1 9.2 - - -

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Rod Carew Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1967 Minnesota Twins 29 $8,500.00 Stats -
1968 Minnesota Twins 29 $17,000.00 Stats -
1969 Minnesota Twins 29 $21,000.00 Stats -
1970 Minnesota Twins 29 Undetermined Stats -
1971 Minnesota Twins 29 Undetermined Stats -
1972 Minnesota Twins 29 Undetermined Stats -
1973 Minnesota Twins 29 $60,000.00 Stats -
1974 Minnesota Twins 29 $91,000.00 Stats -
1975 Minnesota Twins 29 $120,000.00 Stats -
1976 Minnesota Twins 29 $160,000.00 Stats -
1977 Minnesota Twins 29 $180,000.00 Stats -
1978 Minnesota Twins 29 $200,000.00 Stats -
1979 California Angels 29 $800,000.00 Stats -
1980 California Angels 29 $800,000.00 Stats -
1981 California Angels 29 $800,000.00 Stats -
1982 California Angels 29 $800,000.00 Stats -
1983 California Angels 29 $800,000.00 Stats -
1984 California Angels 29 $850,000.00 Stats -
1985 California Angels 29 $875,000.00 - -
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What do Rod Carew and Ty Cobb have in common? They are the only two Major League players to lead, not just their respective league, but the entire major leagues in batting average for three consecutive seasons. Join Baseball Almanac as we take a look at some additional numbers of interest as they relate one of the most consistent contact hitters in Major League history:

0 - Rod Carew won his second of seven batting titles in 1972, hitting .318 to lead all American League hitters, and during that season he did not hit a single home run. The last batting championships without a homer was Zack Wheat , in 1918.

7 - Rod Carew won seven batting championships (1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978). When Carew won in 1977, his average was .388, the highest since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941.

29 - Rod Carew played nineteen seasons in the major leagues, only wore uniform #29 with two different teams, and on July 19, 1987, the Minnesota Twins retired his #29 . In 1986, the California Angels retired his #29 and five years later, he was the fourth inductee into the Angels' Hall of Fame (August 6, 1991).

61 - Rod Carew was ranked sixty-first by The Sporting News when they released their list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players in the history of baseball.

The Washington Senators (1901 through 1960) relocated to Minnesota in 1961 and the Twins franchise had four cycle hitters at that time. On May 20, 1970 , Rod Carew became the first player in a Minnesota Twins uniform to complete the cycle.

Rod Carew Hall of Fame Plaque
Rod Carew | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1991 ( HOF )
The Panama Canal Zone was a 553-square-mile formerly unorganized U.S. territory located within the Republic of Panama consisting of the Panama Canal and an area generally extending five miles on each side of the centerline, but excluding Panama City and Colon. Rod Carew is a " Zonian ", one of four in Major League history ( Mike Eden , Tom Hughes , Pat Scantlebury ), and was born to a Panamanian mother on a train in the town of Gatun, which, at that time in world history, was in the Panama Canal Zone . When Carew's mother went into labor, the conductor Charles Williams stopped the train to find a physician. Traveling on board was Dr. Rodney Cline, who delivered young Rodney, and in appreciation for this, Mrs. Carew named the boy Rodney Cline Carew.

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