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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Twins notes: Mauer starts rally with rare bunt

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 19 2014 - 11:13 PM

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Joe Mauer turned 31 on Saturday. He celebrated with a bunt.With the Royals defense swung around toward the right side of the infield, Mauer calmly bunted for a leadoff base...

Reusse: Like Smalley before him, Mauer must carry Twins to respectability

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 8 2014 - 10:24 AM

The Twins went 73-89 and finished 19 games behind in the American League West in 1978. Lyman Bostock and Larry Hisle had left before that season, and Rod Carew and Dan Ford were traded to California...

Mauer: A milestone worth celebrating

VIDEO Updated: Apr 5 2014 - 5:01 PM

Souhan: He doesn't say it openly, but losing eats at Mauer

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 14 2014 - 1:43 AM

Fort Myers, Fla. – Minnesotans first became aware of Joe Mauer when he starred at Cretin-Derham High School. We’ve followed his career for about 15 years. One of these days, we might even...

Mauer: "Need work on a lot of things"

VIDEO Updated: Mar 1 2014 - 4:40 PM

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