True story: Despite being referred to as a convert to Judaism in Adam Sandler’s The Chanukah Song, Hall of Famer Rod Carew has never formally made that commitment. The confusion is somewhat understandable however. According to Wikipedia, Carew is married to a Jewish woman and his three daughters have been raised in a traditional Jewish fashion.
Despite the mix up over his religion, there’s no mistaking that Carew’s batting stance is an odd one. Segue! The Mike Toth school of journalism, everyone.
This is the fourth of a ten part series that The Score is producing on the oddest batting stances in baseball.