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Rod Carew eyes bright future after heart, kidney transplants

The call came on Dec. 14. It reminded Rod Carew of a call that he received in January 1991, when he learned that he had been elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Only this was better. Much better. “Bigger than the Hall of Fame,” Carew said. After spending nearly a month on the transplant list, he would be getting a new heart and new kidney at age 71. The procedure took…

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Baseball legend Rod Carew undergoing heart transplant

LOS ANGELES – Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew was being prepared Thursday morning to receive a new heart to replace the machine that’s kept him alive since he nearly died following a heart attack and cardiac arrest 15 months ago. “We appreciate your thoughts and prayers for Rod and the medical team,” his wife Rhonda told American Heart Association News. “At the same time, our sympathy and appreciation goes to the donor’s family.” The…

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