This Date in Baseball History – July 16

Rod Carew Stealing Home

On July 16, 1969, Rod Carew stole home for the 7th time in a season. At the time, it was listed as a Major League record, although the 18-time All-Star later lost the record to another player – one who died six years before Carew ever played a game.

Mick Gillispie told the story of Carew’s once-but-never-a-record and his path from Panama to the Majors during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Huntsville Stars on Wednesday.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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