-- Mother of Hall of Famer Rod Carew was 89 --
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Olga Carew, mother of Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew, passed away on Sunday in Delaware. She was 89.
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991, Rod Carew was born on a train in the Panama Canal Zone on Oct. 1, 1945. He and his family moved to New York City when Carew was a teenager.
"My mother made every sacrifice possible to give me a chance at a better life," said Rod Carew. "I will be forever grateful for her love and support."
Carew was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991 in his first year eligible, becoming just the 22nd player elected in his first time on the ballot.
Services for Olga Carew are pending.
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