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Rod Carew's mother dies at age 89

November 22, 2010 | 12:45 pm

Olga Carew, the mother of former Angels star and Hall of Famer Rod Carew, passed away on Sunday in Delaware. She was 89.

Carew, the former Angels batting instructor who now serves as an advisor to the team, 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," Carew said in a statement issued by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. "I will be forever grateful for her love and support." 

Carew was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991,  becoming just the 27th player elected in his first year of eligibility.

-- Mike DiGiovanna