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Rod Carew

Rodney Cline Carew

Positions: First Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: October 1, 1945 in Gatun, Canal Zone, Panama
High School: George Washington HS (New York, NY)
Signed
by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 11, 1967 (Age 21.192)   vs. BAL 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1967 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Angels 1967-1985
Agents: Jerry Simon? [*]
Final Game: October 5, 1985 (Age 40.004)   vs. TEX 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1991 (401/443 ballots).
   View Rod Carew Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Rod Carew: 92 Career Home Runs

2 leading off, 2 walk-off, 11 tying, 29 go ahead
2 Tms
MIN74
CAL18
 
vs RHP71
vs LHP21
 
Away48
Home44
 
Leverage
High Lev24
Medium Lev32
Low Lev36
14 Opps
NYY11
DET11
KCR10
TEX/WSA10
KCA/OAK9
CAL8
BOS7
CLE6
CHW5
BAL4
MIL/SEP4
SEA3
MIN2
TOR2
65 Pitchers
Catfish Hunter7
Ed Figueroa4
Luis Tiant3
Fergie Jenkins3
Pat Dobson3
Steve Hargan3
Frank Tanana2
Bart Johnson2
Earl Wilson2
Matt Keough2
Joe Coleman2
Dennis Eckersley2
Nolan Ryan2
Don Kirkwood2
Mike Torrez2
Doug Bird2
Jack O'Connor1
Dick Baney1
Mickey Lolich1
Albert Williams1
17 Parks
Metrop. Stad35
Angel Stad12
Tiger Stad7
ClevelandStd5
Arlington4
Munic. Stad4
Comiskey Pk3
Memor. Stad3
Yankee Stad3
O.co Coliseum3
Fenway Pk3
KauffmanStad3
RFK Stad2
Kingdome2
County Stad1
Sick's Stad1
Exhibit Stad1
Where Hit
954
718
Unk10
810
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms86
2·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
2nd50
3rd27
1st12
7th1
5th1
8th1
Outs
039
133
220
 
DefPos
2B44
1B42
Unk3
PH3
Bases
---45
1--24
-2-10
1235
12-3
1-33
-232
 
157 RBI
RISP23
0 on45
1 on34
2 on8
3 on5
Any on47
Inning
118
23
312
410
514
69
76
814
94
Extra2
 
1-333
4-633
7-end26
RelScore
+4..8
+33
+25
+17
Tied24
-111
-213
-36
-4..15
 
Ahead23
Tied24
Behind45
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1967 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111967-04-21MIN@DETDenny McLainbehind 1-12t 701--2840.0010%Home Run; Nixon Scores
22211967-05-25MIN@KCACatfish Hunterbehind 0-2t 30---1240.11137%Home Run
33311967-06-14MINDETEarl Wilsonahead 4-0b 221--2240.06895%Home Run; Tovar Scores
44411967-06-16MIN@CLELuis Tianttied 0-0t 61---1240.19466%Home Run
55511967-06-19 (2)MIN@BALWally Bunkerbehind 0-2t 31-233240.24661%Home Run; Battey Scores; Grant Scores/unER
66611967-06-21MIN@DETEarl Wilsonahead 3-2t 42---1240.12473%Home Run
77711967-07-30MIN@BOSBucky Brandonahead 2-0t 40---1540.08683%Home Run
88811967-08-27MIN@CLELuis Tiantahead 3-0t 40---1740.05990%Home Run
1968 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
99111968-05-14MINOAKCatfish Huntertied 0-0b 10---1140.11466%Lead-OffHome Run
1969 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1010111969-04-23MINOAKCatfish Hunterbehind 0-2b 101--2240.16955%Home Run; Uhlaender Scores
1111211969-04-27MIN@CHWGary Petersbehind 2-3t 721--2240.40866%Home Run; Tovar Scores
1212311969-05-13MINBALMike Cuellarbehind 1-2b 80-2-2240.40587%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF; Tovar Scores
1313411969-05-26MIN@WSAJoe Colemantied 0-0t 301--2240.19474%Home Run; Uhlaender Scores
1414521969-05-26MIN@WSADave Baldwinahead 5-0t 41-2-2240.03498%Home Run; Uhlaender Scores
1515611969-07-04MINOAKCatfish Hunterahead 5-0b 421--2240.03498%Home Run; Uhlaender Scores
1616711969-07-29 (1)MINDETMickey Lolichahead 3-0b 501--2240.05997%Home Run; Tovar Scores
1717811969-09-28 (2)MIN@SEPDick Baneytied 0-0t 11---1240.10959%Home Run
1970 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1818111970-05-16MIN@MILBob Meyerahead 5-1t 411--2240.06596%Home Run; Tovar Scores
1919211970-05-18MIN@KCRBill Butlertied 2-2t 50-2-2240.18277%Home Run; Tovar Scores
2020311970-05-20MIN@KCRBob Johnsonbehind 0-1t 30---1240.12150%Home Run
2121411970-06-20MIN@KCRJim Rookerbehind 0-5t 8012-3240.07512%Home Run; Allison Scores; Kaat Scores
1971 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2222111971-05-04MINNYYLindy McDanielbehind 4-5b 92---1240.49053%Home Run
2323211971-08-22MIN@BALDave McNallybehind 1-5t 801--2240.06812%Home Run; Tovar Scores
1973 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2424111973-04-18MINCALNolan Ryantied 0-0b 101--2240.15374%Home Run; Hisle Scores
2525211973-05-13MIN@KCRMike Jacksonahead 3-0t 90---1240.01999%Home Run
2626311973-05-15MIN@TEXJim Merrittahead 6-5t 8112-3240.17397%Home Run; Mitterwald Scores; Hisle Scores
2727411973-06-11MINMILBill Parsonsbehind 1-8b 50---1140.0184%Home Run
2828511973-06-13MINMILJim Colborntied 2-2b 51---1140.15369%Home Run
2929611973-06-16MIN@DETJoe Colemantied 0-0t 10---1140.09760%Lead-OffHome Run
1974 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3030111974-05-26MINTEXFergie Jenkinsahead 3-1b 70---1140.05295%Home Run
3131211974-07-28 (2)MIN@CALNolan Ryanbehind 8-12t 92---12PH0.0020%Home Run
3232311974-09-13MINKCRDoug Birdtied 5-5b 100---1240.368100%Walk-OffHome Run
1975 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3333111975-05-27MIN@DETLerrin LaGrowbehind 0-5t 62---1240.0245%Home Run
3434211975-05-31MINBOSRick Wiseahead 4-3b 421-33240.21691%Home Run; Thompson Scores; Borgmann Scores
3535311975-06-03MINNYYPat Dobsonbehind 0-1b 11---1240.10653%Home Run
3636411975-06-05MINNYYCatfish Hunterbehind 0-2b 11---1240.09842%Home Run
3737521975-06-05MINNYYCatfish Hunterbehind 1-2b 31-2-2240.19865%Home Run; Braun Scores
3838611975-06-10MIN@CLEDennis Eckersleytied 2-2t 80---1240.25576%Home Run
3939711975-06-22 (1)MIN@CHWWilbur Woodbehind 1-4t 50---1240.08524%Home Run
4040811975-06-30MINCALFrank Tananabehind 0-6b 11---1240.03812%Home Run
4141911975-07-05MINTEXFergie Jenkinsbehind 3-4b 52---1240.16451%Home Run
42421011975-07-06 (1)MINTEXClyde Wrightbehind 1-3b 31---1240.11140%Home Run
43431111975-07-22MINBOSBill Leebehind 0-5b 60-2-2340.07215%Home Run; Terrell Scores/unER
44441211975-07-28MINKCRMarty Pattinbehind 1-5b 311--2340.13629%Home Run; Bostock Scores
45451311975-09-02MIN@TEXSteve Harganbehind 1-3t 401--2340.19650%Home Run; Terrell Scores
46461411975-09-18MINKCRDoug Birdbehind 0-2b 40---1330.12042%Home Run
1976 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4747111976-04-18MIN@NYYCatfish Hunterbehind 1-2t 32---1230.12646%Home Run
4848211976-06-22MIN@CALDon Kirkwoodtied 0-0t 101-33330.15979%Home Run; Bostock Scores; Smalley Scores
4949311976-06-23 (1)MINCHWBart Johnsonbehind 1-4b 811--2330.14623%Home Run; Braun Scores
5050411976-06-26MIN@OAKPaul Mitchellahead 2-0t 211234330.14994%Home Run; Randall Scores; Braun Scores; Smalley Scores
5151511976-07-02MINCALDon Kirkwoodtied 0-0b 11-2-2330.16473%Home Run; Braun Scores
5252611976-07-04 (2)MINCALSid Mongetied 5-5b 821234330.35799%Home Run; Randall Scores; Braun Scores; Smalley Scores
5353711976-09-09MIN@TEXSteve Harganahead 1-0t 7112341PH0.16897%Home Run; Wynegar Scores; Borgmann Scores; Smalley Scores
5454811976-09-22MIN@CHWBart Johnsontied 2-2t 601--2330.24580%Home Run; Smalley Scores
5555911976-09-29MINTEXSteve Harganahead 6-1b 501--2330.01999%Home Run; Smalley Scores
1977 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5656111977-04-15MINOAKMike Torrezbehind 1-3b 80---1230.14130%Home Run
5757211977-05-04MIN@CLEPat Dobsonbehind 3-4t 51---1330.14647%Home Run
5858311977-05-17MINCLEPat Dobsontied 2-2b 32---1230.12364%Home Run
5959411977-06-02MINNYYEd Figueroabehind 1-7b 62-2-2230.0406%Home Run; Norwood Scores
6060511977-06-12MIN@NYYEd Figueroatied 0-0t 101--2230.15369%Home Run; Hisle Scores
6161611977-06-26MINCHWLarry Andersonahead 17-10b 801--2330.001100%Home Run; Smalley Scores
6262711977-07-23MINCALTom Walkerahead 7-3b 50---1330.02996%Home Run
6363811977-07-26MIN@SEAGlenn Abbottbehind 2-7t 511-33330.12322%Home Run; Bostock Scores; Smalley Scores
6464911977-07-27MIN@SEATom Housetied 0-0t 71---1330.21067%Home Run
65651011977-07-30MIN@CLEJim Bibbybehind 0-2t 61---1330.11530%Home Run
66661111977-08-12MIN@DETJim Crawfordahead 8-3t 321234330.07498%Home Run; Cubbage Scores; Randall Scores; Smalley Scores
67671211977-08-23MINBOSFergie Jenkinstied 0-0b 12---1330.10461%Home Run
68681311977-09-03MINNYYEd Figueroabehind 0-1b 12---1330.10551%Home Run
69691421977-09-03MINNYYEd Figueroabehind 2-7b 81-2-2330.0346%Home Run; Cubbage Scores
1978 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7070111978-04-12MIN@CALFrank Tananatied 0-0t 12---1330.10957%Home Run (Deep CF)
7171211978-04-16 (1)MINSEADick Polebehind 3-7b 80---1330.0408%Home Run
7272311978-05-18MIN@KCRDennis Leonardtied 0-0t 11---1230.10358%Home Run
7373411978-05-20MIN@KCRRich Galebehind 1-5t 81-2-2230.0559%Home Run; Norwood Scores
7474511978-06-04MIN@DETSteve Bakertied 1-1t 40---1330.12863%Home Run (Deep RF)
1979 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7575111979-04-15CAL@OAKMatt Keoughahead 2-0t 501--2330.11890%Home Run; Lansford Scores
7676211979-07-24CAL@NYYLuis Tiantbehind 3-5t 50---11DH0.11336%Home Run (Deep RF)
7777311979-08-18CALTORTom Underwoodahead 4-3b 621--2130.18390%Home Run (Deep RF); Rettenmund Scores
1980 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7878111980-06-11CALNYYTommy Johnbehind 1-6b 61-2333DH0.11721%Home Run (Deep CF); Thon Scores; Patek Scores
7979211980-08-07CALMINAlbert Williamstied 2-2b 152-2-2230.394100%Walk-OffHome Run; Patek Scores
8080311980-09-03CAL@BOSMike Torreztied 0-0t 111--2330.16366%Home Run; Lansford Scores
1981 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8181111981-05-16CAL@DETDave Rozemabehind 1-4t 31---1130.08025%Home Run
8282211981-05-20CAL@BALTim Stoddardbehind 2-5t 90---1130.0387%Home Run
1982 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8383111982-06-25CALKCRDan Quisenberrybehind 4-6b 80---12PH0.14130%Home Run
8484211982-08-28CAL@BOSJohn Tudorahead 1-0t 6112-3230.21291%Home Run (Fly Ball); Boone Scores; Downing Scores
8585311982-09-25CAL@TEXJohn Butcherbehind 2-5t 70---1230.07617%Home Run
1983 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8686111983-04-09CAL@OAKMatt Keoughbehind 0-2t 5112341DH0.37575%Home Run; DeCinces Scores; Foli Scores; Boone Scores
8787211983-05-15CALMINJack O'Connorahead 2-0b 211--2130.12187%Home Run; Ferguson Scores
1984 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8888111984-04-05CALBOSDennis Eckersleybehind 2-4b 821--2230.41253%Home Run; Beniquez Scores
8989211984-05-02CALOAKSteve McCattytied 3-3b 511--2230.23580%Home Run; Pettis Scores
9090311984-05-22CALDETJuan Berenguerbehind 0-1b 11---1230.10553%Home Run
1985 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9191111985-05-14CAL@TORDoyle Alexanderahead 2-1t 31---1230.10369%Home Run
9292211985-08-24CALDETJack Morrisbehind 0-3b 101--2230.14645%Home Run; Pettis Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.