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.
6 ft, 5 in
St. Paul Cretin High School
$23 million in 2013
American League MVP (2009); five-time All-Star; four-time Silver Slugger; three-time American League batting champion; three-time Gold Glove winner.
Joe Mauer will be making the move from the most difficult fielding position in baseball to the easiest. The escape from catcher to first base takes away all the excuses for Mauer’s lack of...
Joe Mauer had a chance to become the next Mickey Cochrane, a great-hitting Hall of Fame catcher.Now he has a chance to be the next Rod Carew, a Hall of Fame hitter who finished his career at first...
Joe Mauer's move to another position was inevitable. The question was always going to be at what position, and the impending presence of Miguel Sano made first base a much more logical destination...
Joe Mauer watched his closest friend in baseball suffer the debilitating effects of a concussion for more than a year. So when a foul tip off his catcher’s mask inflicted a brain injury of his...
The Twins announced this morning that catcher Joe Mauer will be a full-time catcher no more.Mauer will move to first base next season, the team said.There will be a conference call this afternoon...
Joe Mauer says he feels the best he has in years, meaning he would like to spend more time at catcher.
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