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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 #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1967-04-21 MIN @ DET Denny McLain behind 1-12 t 7 0 1-- 2 8 4 0.001 0% Home Run; Nixon Scores
2 2 2 1 1967-05-25 MIN @ KCA Catfish Hunter behind 0-2 t 3 0 --- 1 2 4 0.111 37% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1967-06-14 MIN DET Earl Wilson ahead 4-0 b 2 2 1-- 2 2 4 0.068 95% Home Run; Tovar Scores
4 4 4 1 1967-06-16 MIN @ CLE Luis Tiant tied 0-0 t 6 1 --- 1 2 4 0.194 66% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1967-06-19 (2) MIN @ BAL Wally Bunker behind 0-2 t 3 1 -23 3 2 4 0.246 61% Home Run; Battey Scores; Grant Scores/unER
6 6 6 1 1967-06-21 MIN @ DET Earl Wilson ahead 3-2 t 4 2 --- 1 2 4 0.124 73% Home Run
7 7 7 1 1967-07-30 MIN @ BOS Bucky Brandon ahead 2-0 t 4 0 --- 1 5 4 0.086 83% Home Run
8 8 8 1 1967-08-27 MIN @ CLE Luis Tiant ahead 3-0 t 4 0 --- 1 7 4 0.059 90% Home Run
1968 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
9 9 1 1 1968-05-14 MIN OAK Catfish Hunter tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.114 66% Lead-Off Home Run
1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1969-04-23 MIN OAK Catfish Hunter behind 0-2 b 1 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.169 55% Home Run; Uhlaender Scores
11 11 2 1 1969-04-27 MIN @ CHW Gary Peters behind 2-3 t 7 2 1-- 2 2 4 0.408 66% Home Run; Tovar Scores
12 12 3 1 1969-05-13 MIN BAL Mike Cuellar behind 1-2 b 8 0 -2- 2 2 4 0.405 87% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF; Tovar Scores
13 13 4 1 1969-05-26 MIN @ WSA Joe Coleman tied 0-0 t 3 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.194 74% Home Run; Uhlaender Scores
14 14 5 2 1969-05-26 MIN @ WSA Dave Baldwin ahead 5-0 t 4 1 -2- 2 2 4 0.034 98% Home Run; Uhlaender Scores
15 15 6 1 1969-07-04 MIN OAK Catfish Hunter ahead 5-0 b 4 2 1-- 2 2 4 0.034 98% Home Run; Uhlaender Scores
16 16 7 1 1969-07-29 (1) MIN DET Mickey Lolich ahead 3-0 b 5 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.059 97% Home Run; Tovar Scores
17 17 8 1 1969-09-28 (2) MIN @ SEP Dick Baney tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.109 59% Home Run
1970 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
18 18 1 1 1970-05-16 MIN @ MIL Bob Meyer ahead 5-1 t 4 1 1-- 2 2 4 0.065 96% Home Run; Tovar Scores
19 19 2 1 1970-05-18 MIN @ KCR Bill Butler tied 2-2 t 5 0 -2- 2 2 4 0.182 77% Home Run; Tovar Scores
20 20 3 1 1970-05-20 MIN @ KCR Bob Johnson behind 0-1 t 3 0 --- 1 2 4 0.121 50% Home Run
21 21 4 1 1970-06-20 MIN @ KCR Jim Rooker behind 0-5 t 8 0 12- 3 2 4 0.075 12% Home Run; Allison Scores; Kaat Scores
1971 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
22 22 1 1 1971-05-04 MIN NYY Lindy McDaniel behind 4-5 b 9 2 --- 1 2 4 0.490 53% Home Run
23 23 2 1 1971-08-22 MIN @ BAL Dave McNally behind 1-5 t 8 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.068 12% Home Run; Tovar Scores
1973 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
24 24 1 1 1973-04-18 MIN CAL Nolan Ryan tied 0-0 b 1 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.153 74% Home Run; Hisle Scores
25 25 2 1 1973-05-13 MIN @ KCR Mike Jackson ahead 3-0 t 9 0 --- 1 2 4 0.019 99% Home Run
26 26 3 1 1973-05-15 MIN @ TEX Jim Merritt ahead 6-5 t 8 1 12- 3 2 4 0.173 97% Home Run; Mitterwald Scores; Hisle Scores
27 27 4 1 1973-06-11 MIN MIL Bill Parsons behind 1-8 b 5 0 --- 1 1 4 0.018 4% Home Run
28 28 5 1 1973-06-13 MIN MIL Jim Colborn tied 2-2 b 5 1 --- 1 1 4 0.153 69% Home Run
29 29 6 1 1973-06-16 MIN @ DET Joe Coleman tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.097 60% Lead-Off Home Run
1974 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
30 30 1 1 1974-05-26 MIN TEX Fergie Jenkins ahead 3-1 b 7 0 --- 1 1 4 0.052 95% Home Run
31 31 2 1 1974-07-28 (2) MIN @ CAL Nolan Ryan behind 8-12 t 9 2 --- 1 2 PH 0.002 0% Home Run
32 32 3 1 1974-09-13 MIN KCR Doug Bird tied 5-5 b 10 0 --- 1 2 4 0.368 100% Walk-Off Home Run
1975 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
33 33 1 1 1975-05-27 MIN @ DET Lerrin LaGrow behind 0-5 t 6 2 --- 1 2 4 0.024 5% Home Run
34 34 2 1 1975-05-31 MIN BOS Rick Wise ahead 4-3 b 4 2 1-3 3 2 4 0.216 91% Home Run; Thompson Scores; Borgmann Scores
35 35 3 1 1975-06-03 MIN NYY Pat Dobson behind 0-1 b 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.106 53% Home Run
36 36 4 1 1975-06-05 MIN NYY Catfish Hunter behind 0-2 b 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.098 42% Home Run
37 37 5 2 1975-06-05 MIN NYY Catfish Hunter behind 1-2 b 3 1 -2- 2 2 4 0.198 65% Home Run; Braun Scores
38 38 6 1 1975-06-10 MIN @ CLE Dennis Eckersley tied 2-2 t 8 0 --- 1 2 4 0.255 76% Home Run
39 39 7 1 1975-06-22 (1) MIN @ CHW Wilbur Wood behind 1-4 t 5 0 --- 1 2 4 0.085 24% Home Run
40 40 8 1 1975-06-30 MIN CAL Frank Tanana behind 0-6 b 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.038 12% Home Run
41 41 9 1 1975-07-05 MIN TEX Fergie Jenkins behind 3-4 b 5 2 --- 1 2 4 0.164 51% Home Run
42 42 10 1 1975-07-06 (1) MIN TEX Clyde Wright behind 1-3 b 3 1 --- 1 2 4 0.111 40% Home Run
43 43 11 1 1975-07-22 MIN BOS Bill Lee behind 0-5 b 6 0 -2- 2 3 4 0.072 15% Home Run; Terrell Scores/unER
44 44 12 1 1975-07-28 MIN KCR Marty Pattin behind 1-5 b 3 1 1-- 2 3 4 0.136 29% Home Run; Bostock Scores
45 45 13 1 1975-09-02 MIN @ TEX Steve Hargan behind 1-3 t 4 0 1-- 2 3 4 0.196 50% Home Run; Terrell Scores
46 46 14 1 1975-09-18 MIN KCR Doug Bird behind 0-2 b 4 0 --- 1 3 3 0.120 42% Home Run
1976 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
47 47 1 1 1976-04-18 MIN @ NYY Catfish Hunter behind 1-2 t 3 2 --- 1 2 3 0.126 46% Home Run
48 48 2 1 1976-06-22 MIN @ CAL Don Kirkwood tied 0-0 t 1 0 1-3 3 3 3 0.159 79% Home Run; Bostock Scores; Smalley Scores
49 49 3 1 1976-06-23 (1) MIN CHW Bart Johnson behind 1-4 b 8 1 1-- 2 3 3 0.146 23% Home Run; Braun Scores
50 50 4 1 1976-06-26 MIN @ OAK Paul Mitchell ahead 2-0 t 2 1 123 4 3 3 0.149 94% Home Run; Randall Scores; Braun Scores; Smalley Scores
51 51 5 1 1976-07-02 MIN CAL Don Kirkwood tied 0-0 b 1 1 -2- 2 3 3 0.164 73% Home Run; Braun Scores
52 52 6 1 1976-07-04 (2) MIN CAL Sid Monge tied 5-5 b 8 2 123 4 3 3 0.357 99% Home Run; Randall Scores; Braun Scores; Smalley Scores
53 53 7 1 1976-09-09 MIN @ TEX Steve Hargan ahead 1-0 t 7 1 123 4 1 PH 0.168 97% Home Run; Wynegar Scores; Borgmann Scores; Smalley Scores
54 54 8 1 1976-09-22 MIN @ CHW Bart Johnson tied 2-2 t 6 0 1-- 2 3 3 0.245 80% Home Run; Smalley Scores
55 55 9 1 1976-09-29 MIN TEX Steve Hargan ahead 6-1 b 5 0 1-- 2 3 3 0.019 99% Home Run; Smalley Scores
1977 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
56 56 1 1 1977-04-15 MIN OAK Mike Torrez behind 1-3 b 8 0 --- 1 2 3 0.141 30% Home Run
57 57 2 1 1977-05-04 MIN @ CLE Pat Dobson behind 3-4 t 5 1 --- 1 3 3 0.146 47% Home Run
58 58 3 1 1977-05-17 MIN CLE Pat Dobson tied 2-2 b 3 2 --- 1 2 3 0.123 64% Home Run
59 59 4 1 1977-06-02 MIN NYY Ed Figueroa behind 1-7 b 6 2 -2- 2 2 3 0.040 6% Home Run; Norwood Scores
60 60 5 1 1977-06-12 MIN @ NYY Ed Figueroa tied 0-0 t 1 0 1-- 2 2 3 0.153 69% Home Run; Hisle Scores
61 61 6 1 1977-06-26 MIN CHW Larry Anderson ahead 17-10 b 8 0 1-- 2 3 3 0.001 100% Home Run; Smalley Scores
62 62 7 1 1977-07-23 MIN CAL Tom Walker ahead 7-3 b 5 0 --- 1 3 3 0.029 96% Home Run
63 63 8 1 1977-07-26 MIN @ SEA Glenn Abbott behind 2-7 t 5 1 1-3 3 3 3 0.123 22% Home Run; Bostock Scores; Smalley Scores
64 64 9 1 1977-07-27 MIN @ SEA Tom House tied 0-0 t 7 1 --- 1 3 3 0.210 67% Home Run
65 65 10 1 1977-07-30 MIN @ CLE Jim Bibby behind 0-2 t 6 1 --- 1 3 3 0.115 30% Home Run
66 66 11 1 1977-08-12 MIN @ DET Jim Crawford ahead 8-3 t 3 2 123 4 3 3 0.074 98% Home Run; Cubbage Scores; Randall Scores; Smalley Scores
67 67 12 1 1977-08-23 MIN BOS Fergie Jenkins tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 3 0.104 61% Home Run
68 68 13 1 1977-09-03 MIN NYY Ed Figueroa behind 0-1 b 1 2 --- 1 3 3 0.105 51% Home Run
69 69 14 2 1977-09-03 MIN NYY Ed Figueroa behind 2-7 b 8 1 -2- 2 3 3 0.034 6% Home Run; Cubbage Scores
1978 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
70 70 1 1 1978-04-12 MIN @ CAL Frank Tanana tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 3 0.109 57% Home Run (Deep CF)
71 71 2 1 1978-04-16 (1) MIN SEA Dick Pole behind 3-7 b 8 0 --- 1 3 3 0.040 8% Home Run
72 72 3 1 1978-05-18 MIN @ KCR Dennis Leonard tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 3 0.103 58% Home Run
73 73 4 1 1978-05-20 MIN @ KCR Rich Gale behind 1-5 t 8 1 -2- 2 2 3 0.055 9% Home Run; Norwood Scores
74 74 5 1 1978-06-04 MIN @ DET Steve Baker tied 1-1 t 4 0 --- 1 3 3 0.128 63% Home Run (Deep RF)
1979 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
75 75 1 1 1979-04-15 CAL @ OAK Matt Keough ahead 2-0 t 5 0 1-- 2 3 3 0.118 90% Home Run; Lansford Scores
76 76 2 1 1979-07-24 CAL @ NYY Luis Tiant behind 3-5 t 5 0 --- 1 1 DH 0.113 36% Home Run (Deep RF)
77 77 3 1 1979-08-18 CAL TOR Tom Underwood ahead 4-3 b 6 2 1-- 2 1 3 0.183 90% Home Run (Deep RF); Rettenmund Scores
1980 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
78 78 1 1 1980-06-11 CAL NYY Tommy John behind 1-6 b 6 1 -23 3 3 DH 0.117 21% Home Run (Deep CF); Thon Scores; Patek Scores
79 79 2 1 1980-08-07 CAL MIN Albert Williams tied 2-2 b 15 2 -2- 2 2 3 0.394 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Patek Scores
80 80 3 1 1980-09-03 CAL @ BOS Mike Torrez tied 0-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 3 3 0.163 66% Home Run; Lansford Scores
1981 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
81 81 1 1 1981-05-16 CAL @ DET Dave Rozema behind 1-4 t 3 1 --- 1 1 3 0.080 25% Home Run
82 82 2 1 1981-05-20 CAL @ BAL Tim Stoddard behind 2-5 t 9 0 --- 1 1 3 0.038 7% Home Run
1982 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
83 83 1 1 1982-06-25 CAL KCR Dan Quisenberry behind 4-6 b 8 0 --- 1 2 PH 0.141 30% Home Run
84 84 2 1 1982-08-28 CAL @ BOS John Tudor ahead 1-0 t 6 1 12- 3 2 3 0.212 91% Home Run (Fly Ball); Boone Scores; Downing Scores
85 85 3 1 1982-09-25 CAL @ TEX John Butcher behind 2-5 t 7 0 --- 1 2 3 0.076 17% Home Run
1983 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
86 86 1 1 1983-04-09 CAL @ OAK Matt Keough behind 0-2 t 5 1 123 4 1 DH 0.375 75% Home Run; DeCinces Scores; Foli Scores; Boone Scores
87 87 2 1 1983-05-15 CAL MIN Jack O'Connor ahead 2-0 b 2 1 1-- 2 1 3 0.121 87% Home Run; Ferguson Scores
1984 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
88 88 1 1 1984-04-05 CAL BOS Dennis Eckersley behind 2-4 b 8 2 1-- 2 2 3 0.412 53% Home Run; Beniquez Scores
89 89 2 1 1984-05-02 CAL OAK Steve McCatty tied 3-3 b 5 1 1-- 2 2 3 0.235 80% Home Run; Pettis Scores
90 90 3 1 1984-05-22 CAL DET Juan Berenguer behind 0-1 b 1 1 --- 1 2 3 0.105 53% Home Run
1985 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
91 91 1 1 1985-05-14 CAL @ TOR Doyle Alexander ahead 2-1 t 3 1 --- 1 2 3 0.103 69% Home Run
92 92 2 1 1985-08-24 CAL DET Jack Morris behind 0-3 b 1 0 1-- 2 2 3 0.146 45% 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.

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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.