A Notable Marine: Rod Carew

A Notable Marine: Rod Carew

Rod Carew served six years with the Marine Corps Reserves as a combat engineer.

Rank
Reserve Combat Engineer

Military Occupation Specialty
TBD

Unit
Division Reserve Unit

Operations
TBD

Years Served
1960s

Awards and Recognition
Bob Feller Act of Valor Award
Inducted into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame, 2002
Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame
National Baseball Hall of Fame: 1991 (first year of eligibility)

Minnesota Connection

  • Played for the Minnesota Twins from 1967 to 1985 as first and second baseman
  • Greatest contact hitter in Minnesota Twins history, setting a record with .388 batting average

More Information
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Rod Carew on Discipline

“When I joined the Marine Corps, it was a life-changing event for me because I learned about discipline. When I first came up to the big leagues in 1967, I was a little bit of a hot-head. But after two weeks of war games every summer, I realized that baseball was not do-or-die. That kind of discipline made me the player I became.”

Rod Carew as a young Marine, color
Rod Carew playing for the Minnesota Twins in 1975

Rod Carew served six years with the Marine Corps Reserves as a combat engineer.

Rank
Reserve Combat Engineer

Military Occupation Specialty
TBD

Unit
Division Reserve Unit

Operations
TBD

Years Served
1960s

Rod Carew as a young Marine, color

Awards and Recognition
Bob Feller Act of Valor Award
Inducted into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame, 2002

Minnesota Connection

  • Played for the Minnesota Twins from 1967 to 1985 as first and second baseman
  • Greatest contact hitter in Minnesota Twins history, setting a record with .388 batting average

More Information
Wikipedia Article
Military Wiki | Fandom Article

Rod Carew on Discipline

“When I joined the Marine Corps, it was a life-changing event for me because I learned about discipline. When I first came up to the big leagues in 1967, I was a little bit of a hot-head. But after two weeks of war games every summer, I realized that baseball was not do-or-die. That kind of discipline made me the player I became.”

Rod Carew playing for the Minnesota Twins in 1975
Patty Berg

Patty Berg

Second Lieutenant

Martin Brandtner

Martin Brandtner

Lieutenant General

Rod Carew

Rod Carew

Reserve Combat Engineer

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

General

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Private First Class

Richard Fleming

Richard Fleming

Captain

Orville Freeman

Orville Freeman

Major

John Kline

John Kline

Colonel

Charles W. Lindberg

Charles W. Lindberg

Corporal

Who's absent from roll call?

Who's absent from roll call?

Patty Berg

Patty Berg

Second Lieutenant

Martin Brandtner

Martin Brandtner

Lieutenant General

Rod Carew

Rod Carew

Reserve Combat Engineer

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

General

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Private First Class

Richard Fleming

Richard Fleming

Captain

Orville Freeman

Orville Freeman

Major

John Kline

John Kline

Colonel

Charles W. Lindberg

Charles W. Lindberg

Corporal

Who's absent from roll call?

Who's absent from roll call?

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