Quote of the day

When you’ve learned to believe in yourself, there’s no telling how good a player you can be. That’s because you have the mental edge.

~Rod Carew


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Rod Carew’s Hall of Fame induction speech

One of a handful of Latinos in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Rod Carew was inducted into the Hall in 1991.  His number 29 was also retired by the California Angels in 1986, and by the Minnesota Twins in 1987.  For the most part, his speech is pretty standard, and towards the end, he gives a nod to many of baseball’s greats, naming them off as he accepts his place among them.