Thursday, June 8, 2023

Statues Week: Rod Carew in Minneapolis

Statues Week features celebrities honored by sculptures.

Hall of Famer Rod Carew spent the first 12 seasons of his career with the Minnesota Twins, before finishing with seven seasons with the California Angels. The second and first baseman collected 3,53 hits, with a lifetime average of .328. He also won seven batting titles. He retired after the 1995 season and was elected into the HOF in 1991. 
The Rod Carew statue was unveiled in February 2010 outside of Target Field. Sculpted in bronze by Bill Mack, Carew's statue is one of four Twins players immortalized with statues. Harmon Killebrew, Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek are the others. Target Field also has a statue of former owner Carl Pohlad. A statue of former owner Clark Griffith was removed due to racist remarks he made.
 Chuck and me with the Rod Carew statue in Minnesapolis, MN-Summer 

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