The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday morning that the organization will honor the newly-retired Joe Mauer before a game next season. The date of the jersey retirement ceremony has not been set as of yet. Mauer, who retired in November, joins fellow Twins legends Tom Kelly, Bert Blyleven, Kirby Puckett, Kent Hrbek, Tony Oliva, Rod Carew, and Harmon Killebrew as former players with their numbers retired. The Twins also retired Jackie Robinson’s jersey number in conjunction with the entire MLB in 1997. Mauer, a Minnesota native, is the franchise leader in times on base (3,087) and doubles (428). He also ranks second in walks (939), hits (2,123) and games played (1,858). Mauer was named to six MLB all-star teams, won the 2009 AL MVP, won three gold gloves as a catcher to go along with three AL batting titles. Hats off to you Joe!
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