1967 HEADLINE: Rod Carew Captures The American League’s Rookie Of The Year Award
On this day in 1967, Rod Carew captured the 1967 American League Rookie of the Year Award. The voting was far from close as Carew captured 19 of 20 first-place votes, good for a 95% tally.
And the numbers certainly back up his prize – 150 hits, .292 batting average, 22 doubles, 7 triples, 8 home runs, 66 runs scored, 59 RBI, and an amazingly low 91 strikeouts in 561 plate appearances.
Not too bad for a 21-year old kid, huh??
Congratulations Mr. Carew. Certainly a great start to a fantastic and brilliant career!!