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Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Rod Carew

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Rod CarewCarew at batUpdate:This was an Old School Tuesday that was published over a year ago but in light of the fact that Rod Carew suffered a massive heart attack recently and is in need of a heart transplant, I thought it was fitting to repost this. In Addition there is a Sports Illustrated article on Rod Carew’s heart attack and his on going recovery. http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/11/23/rod-carew-heart-angels-twins#

One of the best pure contact hitters in Baseball, Rod Carew was never a home run threat (only 92 of his 3,053 hits were home runs), he made a career out of being a consistent contact hitter. He won 7 batting titles, and was a 18 time all star…like Wade Boggs, Carew’s lifetime batting Average is 328.Carew stole home seven times in the 1969 season to lead the majors, just missing Ty Cobb’s Major League record of eight and the most in the major leagues since…

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