Twins honor Rod Carew with Heart of 29 campaign
"I have been fortunate enough to have been given a second chance at life," Carew said. "Now I want to make sure that all Twins fans get their hearts checked so they don't have to go through what I did.....or worse."
The campaign will raise funds for the American Heart Association throughout the 2016 season in a number of ways. Most specifically, Twins fans will be encouraged to join or pledge Rod's Team at the 2016 Twin Cities Heart Walk on Saturday, May 14 at Target Field. The Minnesota Twins will match all pledges to Rod's Team up to a total of $10,000.
Carew, who played 12 of his 19 big league seasons with the Twins and wore No. 29 for virtually his whole career in Minnesota, is a seven-time American League batting champion who finished his career with a .328 batting average and 3,053 hits. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.