Skip to main content

After heart attack, Hall of Famer Rod Carew to return to TwinsFest

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Hall of Famer Rod Carew won't let a September heart attack stop him from getting to TwinsFest at Target Field next weekend.

The team announced on Friday that Carew was feeling good enough to attend he event, but he won't be able to sign autographs.

According to the Star Tribune, it will be Carew's first public appearance since the heart attack.

Carew has been a mainstay of the event over the years. But after suffering the heart attack he had a left ventricular assist device surgically implanted to help maintain his heart's pumping as he awaits a possible heart transplant.

https://twitter.com/Twins/status/690594300036395009

Instead Carew will help announce a major initiative for the Twins next Saturday in the Legends Club at Target Field. Then on Sunday, he will hold a 30-minute question-and-answer session with fans at 1 p.m.

Carew will also help raise money for the Twins Community Fund by hosting two VIP meet-and-greets with fans who win an online bidding contest.

Fans can vote at www.twinsbaseball.com/twinsfest. Bidding will close on Thursday at 9 p.m. The experience will be for two people and includes two autographs and two photos with Carew.

TwinsFest will be held at Target Field from January 29-31.

Next Up

Brave New Comedy Workshop in downtown Minneapolis.

Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases

The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.

Austin Retterath

Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River

Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.

"Love" mural seen in St. Paul.

Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists

The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.

14869-Manitou-Road-NE-Prior-Lake-MN-55372-6110268-image37

Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M

It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.

golden valley police department

Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation

Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.

Growlers

Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws

A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.

US Bank Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers

A hiring fair will be held for the positions.

Screen Shot 2022-05-20 at 8.55.56 AM

Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home

David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.

covid

'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN

Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.

covid-19, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, May 20

The latest data shows there are 442 people with COVID hospitalized in Minnesota.

Related

Hall of Famer Rod Carew returns to Target Field in July

It's his first visit to Minneapolis since undergoing a heart transplant in December.

Hall of Famer Rod Carew returns to Target Field in July

It's his first visit to Minneapolis since undergoing a heart transplant in December.