» July 26, 1967:
At Yankee Stadium, the Yankees play their 2nd 18-inning game of the season, losing this one 3–2 to Minnesota. Rod Carew walks, steals 2B, continues to 3B on the catcher's errant throw, and scores on Rich Rollins' single. Al Worthington wins over Thad Tillotson in 4:20.
» November 22, 1967: Minnesota 2B Rod Carew (.292) is the runaway choice for American League Rookie of the Year.
» April 9, 1969:
The Royals, who debuted with a 4–3 win over the Twins in 12 innings, travel further to win by the same score in 17 frames. The Twins final run comes with the score tied 2–2 in the 5th inning, when with Roger Nelson pitching, Rod Carew steals home for the first time in his career. Billy Martin and Carew had worked on the play in spring training, where Carew had twice swiped home. Carew will be 6–6 on attempts before being caught at home.
» April 19, 1969: Harmon Killebrew beats the Angels defensive shift by hitting an opposite field 9th inning single through the open right side of the infield to give the Twins a 6–5 win. Rod Carew ties the score in the 7th with a steal of home. The Twins have won five straight.
» April 30, 1969:
Against the Seattle Pilots, the Twins score three in the 5th to go ahead 4–0. Then with the bases loaded, they pull off a triple steal with Rod Carew swiping home for the 3rd time this month en route to a 6–4 win. The Twins will pull off two more triple steals in 1969.
» May 14, 1969: Orioles center fielder Paul Blair hits two homers and then makes a sensational catch in the 9th inning to rob Rod Carew of a hit. The Birds win, 9–8.
» May 18, 1969: Rod Carew steals 2B, 3B, and home in the 3rd inning of Minnesota's 8–2 loss to Detroit. Cesar Tovar also steals 3rd and home ahead of Carew, and the two steals of home in an inning ties a ML record. Tovar pays a price when Mickey Lolich hits him in the head with a pitch in his next at bat.
» June 4, 1969: With the Twins ahead of the Yankees 3–2 in the 8th, Minnesota loads the bases, then pulls off their second triple steal of the year. Again, it is Rod Carew on the front end, his 5th swipe of home this year.
» June 16, 1969: In the first inning against the Angels' Tom Murphy, Rod Carew and Tony Oliva pull off a double steal of 2B and 3B. On the next pitch the two pull off another double steal, Carew's 6th swipe of home on the year to tie the American League record. The Twins run to an 8–2 win over the Angels.
» July 16, 1969: After White Sox lefty Jerry Nyman walks in a run with the bases loaded, Rod Carew steals home for the 7th time, as the American League-West leading Twins sweep a twin bill, winning 9–8 and 6–3 from the White Sox. Carew ties Pete Reiser's major-league record for steals of home in a season, a record since given back to Ty Cobb (8 steals in 1912) in 1991 after further research.
» May 20, 1970: Rod Carew hits for the cycle to lead the Twins to a 10–5 win over host Kansas City. Carew is the first Twin to cycle. Three other Twins homer as well.
» June 22, 1970: Rod Carew, batting .376 for the Twins, injures his right knee during an attempted double play when Milwaukee's Mike Hegan slides into Carew. The injury will require surgery and sideline him until September. Harmon Killebrew's 5th inning homer with two on enables the Twins to beat the Brewers, 4–3 behind Jim Kaat.
» September 1, 1972: Rod Carew swipes home in the 10th inning to give the Twins a victory over the Indians. Carew will swipe home 17 times in his career, seven times stealing alone.
» May 13, 1976: The Royals beat the White Sox, 13–2, as George Brett sets a major-league record by collecting three hits for the 6th consecutive game, breaking Rod Carew's record. Brett had 3+ hits in games on May 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13th.
» September 9, 1976:
At Texas, Rod Carew hits a pinch grand slam in the 7th, off Hargan for the Twins, as Minnesota wins, 6–0. It is Carew's 3rd grand slam of the year, Dave Goltz twirls the shutout.
» November 17, 1976: Minnesota's Rod Carew, who hit .331, wins the American League MVP Award. This is the first year in the past five that Carew did not win the batting title.
» June 26, 1977: On Jersey Day in Minnesota, every fan receives a jersey with #29 on it, Rod Carew's number. Rod Carew responds by going 4-for-5, scoring four runs, and raising his average to .403. one of the hits is a grand slam and he will hit another slam on July 4. Teammate Glenn Adams drives in eight as the Twins beat the White Sox 19–12.
» November 16, 1977: Rod Carew wins the American League MVP award. The Twins 1B led the league in runs (128), hits (239), triples (16), and batting (.388).
» June 24, 1978: The Red Sox lose the first of two games with Minnesota, 5–4, to stretch their losing streak to five games. Rod Carew's 2-run double in the 6th inning, off Dick Drago, gives the Twins the 5–3 lead. In the nitecap, the Red Sox score four runs in the 6th inning to win, 4–2, overcoming the loss of starter Mike Torrez, who was tossed in the 1st inning for protesting a balk call. Carl Yastrzemski drives home a run, collecting his 1500th career RBI, and Carlton Fisk hits his 15th homer of the year.
» February 3, 1979: Expecting to lose Rod Carew to free agency, the Twins trade the 7-time batting champion to the Angels for OF Ken Landreaux, 3B Dave Engle, and two pitchers.
» July 2, 1980: Chicago's Ross Baumgarten allows only a 7th-inning single to Rod Carew en route to a one-hit 1–0 shutout of the Angels. Baumgarten will finish the season 2-12.
» June 22, 1982:
Rangers Rick Honeycutt shuts out California 4–0, snapping Rod Carew's 25-game hitting streak in the process. The streak was the longest of Carew's career and the longest in Angels history.
» May 6, 1983: Angels Rod Carew goes 3-for-4 in a 4–2 win over the Tigers to raise his batting average to an even .500 (48-for-96). Carew will finish the season at .339.
» August 4, 1985: In a day of milestones, Tom Seaver becomes the 17th pitcher to win 300 games and Rod Carew becomes the 16th player ever to collect 3,000 career hits. Seaver pitches the White Sox to a 4–1 six-hit victory on Phil Rizzuto Day at Yankee Stadium as 54,032 New Yorkers cheer him on, while Carew bloops a single to left off Frank Viola in the 3rd inning of the Angels 6–5 win over the Twins.
» October 25, 1985: The Angels announce that they will not offer 7-time batting champion Rod Carew a new contract for the 1986 season, effectively ending his 19-year career. Carew finishes with 3,053 hits and a .328 career batting average.
» January 8, 1991: Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry, and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility.
» August 4, 1999: Prior to a game with the Royals, with his team in the midst of a slump, Angels' batting coach Rod Carew suggests the club use a single bat through the starting lineup as a way of loosening up the players. When leadoff hitter Orlando Palmeiro strikes out in bottom half of the first inning, he drops the bat for the next hitter to use. Umpire Tim Tschida sees this as an act of defiance and ejects Palmeiro from the game. Anaheim manager Terry Collins eventually convinces Tschida that Palmeiro wasn't trying to show him up, and the umpire changes his decision and allows him to stay in the game. The Angels go on to defeat the Royals, 4-3.