Joe Mauer will become 38th member of Twins Hall of Fame

Published 5:42 pm Friday, January 27, 2023

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MINNEAPOLIS  — Joe Mauer will be the next addition to the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame.

Mauer will become the 38th member of the group when he’s inducted on Aug. 5 before the Twins host Arizona, the team announced Friday.

Mauer was the 2009 AL MVP. He won three batting titles — the only AL catcher to do so — and also received three Gold Glove awards.

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Mauer is eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time next year.

He was the first overall pick in the 2001 draft out of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, which less than 10 miles from Target Field. Mauer is the all-time Twins leader in doubles and times on base. He’s second in games, hits, walks and at-bats.

s No. 7 jersey was the ninth number retired in club history in 2019, the summer following his last of 15 seasons with Minnesota.