Rod Carew to speak in Schear Family Heart Series

  • Marc Pendleton
  • Staff Writer
12:29 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 Journal-News Sports
Former Minnesota Twins star Rod Carew admires the sculpture of himself at in the plaza at Target Field in Minneapolis in 2010. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew will be a featured speaker in the Schear Family Heart in Sports Community Conversation Series.

The perennial All-Star will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Dayton Marriott, sharing stories about his baseball career and recent health challenges. He recently underwent heart and kidney transplants.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. All proceeds benefit The Heart Institute of Dayton, which sponsors the series.

Carew had a 19-year career with the Minnesota Twins (1967-78) and California Angels (1979-85). An outstanding hitter, he had 3,053 career hits, won seven American League batting titles and was an All-Star 18 times. He retired with a lifetime batting average of .328.

SCHEAR FAMILY HEART IN SPORTS

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION SERIES

Who: Rod Carew

When: 7 p.m., Nov. 7

Where: Dayton Marriott

Cost: $10, available at the door.

Contact info: 937-734-8660 and heartinstitute@premierhealth.com

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