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Athlete Number 29 - Rod Carew


Another tough one. When I first thought about who number 29 would be, Eric Dickerson seemed like a lock. However....if you look at Rod Carew's career numbers, they are quite overwhelming. Here you go:

  • AL Batting Title 1969, 1972-75, 1977-78
  • .328 lifetime hitter
  • 1967 Rookie of the Year
  • 1977 AL MVP
  • All-Star from 1967 through1984
  • 3,053 lifetime hits
  • 1991 Hall of Famer (1st year of eligibility)

Did you know.....Rod Carew's number 29 has been retired by both the Twins and the Angels? (photo courtesy of southwestern.edu)

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20 comments:

  1. Harry Carsons Speech Sucked!10:16 PM

    HALF JEWISH!

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  2. Misopogon9:41 AM

    With all due respect to Rod Carew, I think Ken Dryden gets the nod for No. 29, with Satchel Paige in 2nd place.

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  3. Anonymous12:04 PM

    And what records does Rob Carew hold? At least Eric Dickerson is in the record books.

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  4. Anonymous5:03 PM

    Phil Bourque?

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  5. #29 VINCE COLEMAN

    Unfortunately, Coleman's career was plagued by an unpredictable hamstring which hampered his chances of ever catching Henderson's record of 130 steals in a season, a Busch Stadium tarp machine that stole an opportunity for a 1985 World Series ring, and a blown call at first base in Minnesota that took away a 1987 World series ring. He was however a two time All Star, and let it be known that Coleman holds the all-time professional mark for stolen bases in a single season with 145 for Macon of the South Atlantic League in 1983. He also holds the current MLB streak of 50 consecutive stolen bases without being caught, and the MLB rookie single season record of 110 steals in 1985.

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  6. Anonymous9:20 PM

    how bout Catfish Hunter

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  7. Anonymous4:02 AM

    Catfish Hunter, most definitely

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  8. Anonymous4:02 AM

    Catfish Hunter, most definitely

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  9. Anonymous6:47 PM

    Eric Dickerson. His season-rushing record, set in 1984, still hasn't been broken. That's 24 YEARS in a league that sees its most hallowed records broken every couple of seasons.

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  10. Anonymous11:48 PM

    Satchel Paige. No debate necessary, and no disrespect to The Honourable MP Dryden; though clearly Dryden over Carew. Somebody making the list didn't do their homework...

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  11. Anonymous2:55 PM

    Satchel Paige is arguably the best pitcher to ever tote the mound. He plagued the best hitters in history, including Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. Not to mention the fact that he played until he was 59 years old! To me there is no question on this one.

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  12. What about Harold Jackson, LA Rams, WR.

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  13. Rod Carew was pretty good - 7 batting titles, batted .388 in 1977 and won the AL MVP.

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  14. Anonymous6:25 PM

    wheres Addai? Seriously, he's amazing.

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  15. Anonymous12:47 PM

    Felix "The Cat" Potvin, NHL goalie.

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  16. Anonymous11:33 AM

    They got this one right!

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  17. Anonymous8:32 PM

    I think you could make a case that NFL running backs are the best pure athletes in any sport. So using that criteria I would lean toward Dickerson.

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  18. Anonymous9:42 AM

    JOHN KRUK, Plain and Simple!!!

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  19. Dryden. Hands down. At his best, no one was better.

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  20. Satchel Paige Guys! Puhleasse!! You cannot compare Gods to mere mortals.

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