The Twins will honor the memory of Jacob Wetterling and encourage support for the Wetterling family Friday night when they wear red jerseys with a “Number 11” patch in their game against Cleveland at Target Field.
Cleveland players will also wear the patch on their uniforms.
Wetterling, the 11-year-old murder victim whose body was recovered late last week 28 years after he was kidnapped in St. Joseph, Minn., wore No. 11 in youth sports.
The Wetterling family asked people to use No. 11 as a symbol of hope, and to live by 11 traits: be fair, be kind, be understanding, be honest, be thankful, be a good sport, be a good friend, be joyful, be generous, be gentle with others, be positive.
The Twins will auction 11 game-worn jerseys with the number 11 patch from Friday with all proceeds benefitting the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. Fans can go to twinsbaseball.com/auctions to bid on the jerseys, starting Friday. The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center was founded to educate and assist families and communities to address and prevent the exploitation of children.
The Twins will have a moment of remembrance pre-game Friday as well, and will have an outfield graphic as a tribute for Wetterling the remainder of the season.