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The 10 greatest Angels of all time, No. 7: Rod Carew

We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Angels of all time. We received 993 ballots. Each weekday morning, a new person will be listed as we count down all 10.

Remember, any Angel was eligible, including managers, owners, announcers, etc. Points were assigned based on where you listed the person on the ballot. Your first choice received 12 points, second choice 10, third place eight, all the way down to one point for 10th place.

So without further ado, here is No. 7:

No. 7: Rod Carew (0 first-place votes, 2,977 points)

Rod Carew, one of the best pure hitters in baseball history, was only with the Angels for seven seasons, but he made enough of an impression to be voted the seventh-greatest Angel ever.

The Angels acquired Carew from the Minnesota Twins on Feb. 3, 1979, in exchange for Dave Engle, Paul Hartzell, Brad Havens and Ken Landreaux.

In his first season in Anaheim, he helped lead the Angels to their first playoff appearance in team history, hitting .318 with an on-base percentage of .419.

Carew was an all-star in six of his seven seasons, and had a .314 career batting average with the team, second in Angels history to Vladimir Guerrero (.319).

ALSO:

The 10 greatest Angels, No. 10: Frank Tanana

The 10 greatest Angels, No. 9: Chuck Finley

The 10 greatest Angels, No. 8: Darin Erstad

 

 

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