Rod Carew

Rod Carew

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One of the best hitters to ever don a baseball uniform, Rod Carew finished his 19-year Major League career with one of the highest career batting averages in Major League history and was one of the few players to surpass the 3,000-hit plateau. He won seven batting titles during his career, often by very large margins over the next best hitter in the league, and was voted to the All-Star team eighteen years in a row. Only three other players have bettered Carew’s 15 consecutive seasons of a .300 or better batting average. Along with his batting titles, Carew led the American League three times in base hits, once in runs scored, and once in triples.