On August 4, 1985 Rod Carew gets his 3000th hit!
Rod Carew played in the Major Leagues from 1967 - 1985 playing with only two teams - Minnesota Twins & California Angels. Throughout his nineteen year career he has made it to the All-Star game fifteen times.
"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." - Orioles Hitting Coach Jim Frey
We asked you a couple of weeks ago which baseball players you'd like to see us add to our collection. We listened. First we signed Dale Murphy and now it's Rod Carew. We finalized a deal with the Hall of Famer on Friday so look for his Twins and Angels jerseys in the spring.
We're still working on the others...hopefully more good news soon.