TIME Magazine Cover Boy Rod Carew, 1977
Minnesota Twins first baseman Rod Carew graced the July 18, 1977, cover of TIME magazine. At the time, it looked like Carew might become the first major leaguer since Ted Williams to hit .400, but he ended up falling just a little short of that milestone. Still, his final batting average of .388 was damned impressive.
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