Rod Carew, one of the greatest hitters to ever play the game and a National Baseball Hall of Fame legend, is a Senior Vice President at Youth Baseball Network LLC.
“We’re extremely pleased and honored to have Rod join our Company,” stated Gil Vieira, founder and CEO of Youth Baseball Network. “Rod is a legend in baseball and well-respected in the game by his peers. We’re very fortunate to have him help us promote our great game and the Youth Baseball Industry.”
Carew will lead a team of executives promoting the game via Youth Baseball Network’s marketing efforts in the grassroots of baseball. He will also be instrumental with Youth Baseball Network’s plans to expand its reach into Latin America when the YBN National Championship develops its international bracket.
Rod was born in Gatun, Panama and is also a member of the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame, based in the Dominican Republic. Carew moved to New York when he was fourteen and was signed by the Minnesota Twins on the day he graduated from high school.
Carew’s career in Major League Baseball spanned 19-years – playing 12-years with the Minnesota Twins and 7-years with the California Angels. He won 7 batting titles and was an 18-time American League All-Star. His career batting average was .328 and he hit .340 in the decade of the 70’s. He also hit .350 or more 5-times, batted .300 or more for 15 consecutive years, and accumulated 3053 hits over his illustrious career. Rod has also won multiple awards, including Rookie of the Year honors in 1967 and was named the American League Most Valuable Player in 1977. He entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1991.
“I’m extremely pleased to join Youth Baseball Network and assist with their great concept promoting youth baseball,” stated Carew. “The Company’s plan to promote the game is much needed. I’m very excited to be involved with their efforts and with the young players participating in our game. I also believe their YBN Championship will become the premier youth baseball tournament in the country. It’s all very exciting.”
Rod Carew Bio: http://rodcarew.com/biography/