Sunday, August 21, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 1970'S: ROD CAREW TAKES HIS SEVENTH BATTING TITLE

Here is a “Highlight” card for batting guru Rod Crew, who took home his SEVENTH batting title in 1978, absolutely dominating the American League during the 1970’s:


Carew hit .333 in 1978, and also led the league in on-base-percentage with a .411 figure, and marked the sixth time in seven years he took home the title as top hitter in the Junior Circuit.
Now, you also have to remember that he just missed another title in 1976 when he fell two points short of George Brett, which could have made it seven straight!
The man topped .300 15 years in a row, with a high of .388 in 1977 on his way to a Most Valuable Player Award and capturing the public’s attention with his .400 chase late in the season.
A clear-cut Hall of Fame player, he was inducted on his first year of eligibility in 1991 when he garnered 90.5% of the vote, which leaves me with the question: who the hell are the 9.5% who DIDN’T vote for him!!!???

1 comment:

  1. 7 A.L. Batting Titles for Rodney Cline Carew. One of my All Time Favorites and a Star of Baseball in the 1970's for Sure!

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