Angels pull off blockbuster by trading for Carew
For the seven-time American League batting champion, the deal proved to be a chance to end his career on his own terms.
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He recorded his 3,000th career hit in his final season of 1985, finishing his 19 big league seasons with a .328 batting average, 3,053 hits, 18 All-Star Game selections, the 1967 AL Rookie of the Year Award and the 1977 AL MVP.
Carew was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum