Wake Up With Rod Carew's 3,000th Career Hit

One of my favorite baseball trivia questions of all time is, who is the only player in baseball history to win a batting title without hitting a home run? The answer, of course, is Rod Carew in 1972. In my opinion, Carew is one of the most underrated players of all-time, and it’s probably for the same reason that that’s even a trivia question — he didn’t have any power. Barry Bonds hit 30 more home runs between 2000 and 2001 alone than Carew did over the course of his 19-year major league career. But power aside, there’s no doubt that he was a Hall of Famer. Over his 19-year career, between the Angels and the Twins, Carew was an All Star in every year he played, except for his final season. He was the Rookie of the Year in 1967, the American League MVP a decade later in 1977, a seven-time batting champion, and the sixteenth player to join the 3,000 hit club in 1985.