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    Default STrib: Twins will retire Joe Mauer's No. 7

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    Joe Mauer didn’t have to wait long to join the list of retired Minnesota Twins stars who received the ultimate team honor.

    The Twins announced they will retire Mauer’s No. 7 during a ceremony Tuesday at his alma mater, Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul.

    The six-time All-Star retired on Nov. 11. He played 15 seasons and is a career .306 hitter; he won three Gold Gloves as a catcher, is the only catcher to win three batting titles, and was the American League MVP in 2009.

    Mauer, 35, joins Harmon Killebrew (No. 3), Rod Carew (29), Tony Oliva (6), Kent Hrbek (14), Kirby Puckett (34), Bert Blyleven (28) and Tom Kelly (10) as former Twins whose numbers are retired by the team.

    The date for the retirement ceremony, which will take place before a game in the 2019 season, has not been set.

    Mauer retired because of concussion issues at the expiration of his eight-year, $184 million contract.

    Hrbek announced the honor at an assembly at Cretin, and Mauer’s one-word reaction was “wow.” Blyleven, Oliva and Kelly were also on hand.

    Gov. Mark Dayton declared Tuesday to be Joe Mauer Day in Minnesota during a video presentation.

    http://www.startribune.com/twins-wil...o-7/503049721/

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    Maybe getting his number retired will help get him into the HOF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlebass View Post
    Maybe getting his number retired will help get him into the HOF.
    You think the HoF would care about that? I'm skeptical.

    I'm against Joe in the HoF. I wouldnt call his career a great one. But as watered down the hall as become, maybe he deserves a shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyJamesMD View Post
    You think the HoF would care about that? I'm skeptical.

    I'm against Joe in the HoF. I wouldnt call his career a great one. But as watered down the hall as become, maybe he deserves a shot
    Sorry, figured the sarcasm would be screaming from that post and wouldn't need a
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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlebass View Post
    Sorry, figured the sarcasm would be screaming from that post and wouldn't need a
    I apologize. That's my bad, I should have read that.

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    per STrib:

    The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer’s No. 7 on June 15 during a pregame ceremony in his honor, the team announced Tuesday.

    Mauer, who retired last season after spending his entire career with his hometown team, will become the eighth Twins player or manager to have his number retired. The others are players Rod Carew (29), Tony Oliva (6), Kent Hrbek (14), Bert Blyleven (28), Kirby Puckett (34), Harmon Killebrew (3) and Manager Tom Kelly (10).

    In addition, the Twins, in conjunction with all of Major League Baseball, retired Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 in 1997.

    The first 20,000 fans in attendance for the ceremony will receive a special, No. 7 baseball cap. The Twins play the Kansas City Royals. Game time is 6:10 p.m. Single-game tickets for the entire 2019 home schedule will go on sale Jan. 22.

    Mauer was the first player chosen in the 2001 draft after a storied baseball, basketball and football career at St. Paul’s Cretin-Derham Hall High School. He reached the Twins roster three years later as a catcher and spent 15 seasons in the big leagues. He was a three-time batting champion, six-time All-Star and 2009 Most Valuable Player.

    The Twins also revealed plans for a series of four giveaway bobbleheads commemorating Mauer. Those giveaway game dates are: May 24, vs. the White Sox; July 19, vs. the A’s; Aug. 24, vs. the Tigers; and Sept. 7, vs. Cleveland.

    A fifth bobblehead is available to those who purchase a “Mauer Bobblehead Four-Pack.”

    http://www.startribune.com/twins-set...o-7/504048732/

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