A replay of [Rod Carew]'s milestone hit was shown on the scoreboard screen. Carew and his family were presented with a shiny, new van, a Ram jersey bearing the name "Dickerson" and the same number (29) that Carew wore for seven seasons as an Angel.
Under the circumstances, it couldn't help but raise a few questions. For starters, didn't Carew say he didn't want a Rod Carew Day when he officially announced his retirement at a press conference at his Anaheim Hills home on June 2? Well, yes, but Tom Seeberg, [Angel] vice president in charge of public relations, apparently convinced him to reconsider.
That explained, there's still the matter of whether Carew will be best remembered for his twilight years with the Angels, or for the 12 mostly bright seasons he had as a Minnesota Twin. Seeberg said Carew provided plenty of memorable moments in an Angel uniform.