Today we celebrate the historic 1977 season the greatest hitter of the 1970’s had, Rod Carew and his chase of the elusive .400 mark:
Carew would end up taking home the American League Most Valuable Player
Award not just based on his final batting average, but his
league-leading 128 runs scored, 239 hits and 16 triples along with 38
doubles, 14 homers and 100 runs batted in.
As for that .400 mark? It once again remained untouched since Ted
Williams in 1941, with Carew coming in at an eye-popping .388 to win his
sixth batting title.
But during that 1977 season he had everyone following each Minnesota Twins game to see what he did at the plate.
Even though I was only eight at the time I remember it well, thinking Carew was some sort of God.
Guess I was right!