Rod Carew - batted .328 for his career and had over 3,000 hits
Rod Carew played for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels during his Hall of Fame 19 season career. He was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1967, which was also his first of 18 consecutive seasons in which he was selected for the All-Star Game. Carew’s best season was 1977, when he hit .388 for the Twins and won the American League’s Most Valuable Player Award. Rod Carew is a 7-time batting champ and is a member of Baseball’s prestigious 3,000 hit club. (3,053 career base hits) He retired in 1985 with a career batting average of .328.
Bo Jackson: "Bo Knows"
Bo Jackson was one of America’s most beloved two-sport athletes, having played professionally in both Major League Baseball and the NFL. After winning the Heisman Trophy as a running back at Auburn University, Jackson was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the #1 pick in the 1986 NFL Draft. However, he elected instead to pursue a career in baseball. Jackson started his MLB career with the Kansas City Royals, and later played for the White Sox and Angels as well. Eventually, Jackson decided to also play professional football, and played for several seasons with the Raiders, starting each one after the baseball season ended. His career in both sports was significantly cut short due to an injury sustained while playing for the Raiders. In addition to his athletic prowess, Bo Jackson is fondly remembered for a series of “Bo Knows” commercials that aired during his playing days.
CLASSIC IMAGE: John Havlicek and Dr. J battle in the Boston Garden in 1975