Fun Cards: “Baseball Immortals” Rod Carew
Of the players inducted into the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA, Rod Carew has the lowest career WAR and the lowest WAR7. However, he sailed into the Hall on the first ballot on the strength of his reputation as a fantastic hitter (.328 lifetime batting average) and career benchmarks (3053 hits). He was an immensely popular player in Minnesota, the Rookie of the Year in 1967, and finished in the top ten in MVP voting six times, winning the trophy in 1977. Carew was named to the American League All-Star team every year from 1967 through 1984.
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