Joe Mauer

A three-sport star at Cretin-Derham Hall High School, he ditched a football scholarship offer from Florida State to concentrate on baseball. Since, he's morphed into one of the purest hitters in the game. he is the only catcher in Major League Baseball history to win three batting titles.

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Birthplace:

St. Paul

Age:

31

Team:

Minnesota Twins

Position:

Catcher

Number:

7

Height:

6 ft, 5 in

Weight:

230 lb.

School:

St. Paul Cretin High School

Salary:

$23 million in 2013

Awards:

American League MVP (2009); five-time All-Star; four-time Silver Slugger; three-time American League batting champion; three-time Gold Glove winner.

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Injured Mauer takes small steps towards returning to Twins

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 20 2014 - 12:27 AM

It was only a game of soft-toss in the infield, followed by fielding a few ground balls, including a handful while on his knees. But for the Twins and their injured first baseman, Joe Mauer’s...

Mauer lands on disabled list with oblique strain

VIDEO Updated: Jul 2 2014 - 8:18 PM

Rand: Mauer's injury should end a sticky discussion

VIDEO Updated: Jul 2 2014 - 8:11 PM

Mauer: It felt like someone hit me

VIDEO Updated: Jul 2 2014 - 12:22 PM

Joe Mauer's injury dampens mood after Twins smash Royals

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 2 2014 - 12:20 PM

Even when the Twins win, they still can’t win.It was star first baseman Joe Mauer’s fourth-inning, bases-loaded double that sparked the Twins’ biggest lead in recent memory. But...

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