Rodney “Rod” Carew was born in 1945 in Gatun Canal Zone. The Carews lived on Building #282 in Dust Bowl. “Cline”, as he was known in his early teens, was ” A Natural Hitter” of the baseball. This fact came to fruition in 1967 and 1977 with Major League Rookie Of The Year and Most Valuable Player honors in succession. … He played for the Minnesota Twins from 1967 to 1978 and for The California Angels from 1979 to 1985. … Rod was named to eighteen consecutive All-Star Teams, hit better than.300 in fifteen consecutive seasons (Only three players in history have exceeded that record, -Ty Cobb, Stan Musial and Honus Wagner). … In 1969 he stole home seven times, missing Ty Cobb’s record by one. … In 1991 “dis Gyambo boy” became a Member Of The National Baseball Hall Of Fame. Carew continued to share his baseball knowledge as a coach with the California/Anaheim Angels from 1992 to 1999 and with The Milwaukee Brewers in 2000 and 2001.
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