It’s been fun to watch this young man go from being a high school sports standout to hometown sports hero! Joe Mauer 2004-2018 thank you for the memories Wish it could have been longer but happy that the TWINS organization kept you here in town. Best of luck to you and your family!
Joe Mauer 2004-2018 thank you for the memories shirt
Such a Class Act!! I still wish you would have waited a few years before you decided to play professional baseball. He was all set to be the next quarterback at Florida State if he chose to. This brought Chris Rix to FSU amd ushered in the lost decade of FSU football. Hopefully we are entering a down cycle and Taggart can right the ship. Class act by the Twins. Before all of Mauer’s concussions, Joe Mauer 2004-2018 thank you for the memories he was a great catcher and a better hitter. As an Indians fan, I hated going up against him or Morneau with the game on the line. All the best Joe!! I am a tribes fan as well and that duo would put a hurt on any team even the yankees and Red Sox. Those 2 were let’s say that leagues best duo for years and won a lot of games together.
His decision to play pro baseball signaled the beginning of the “lost decade” for FSU football. Instead of Mauer we got Chris Rix as a 4 year starter. Kind of makes you wonder if Mauer goes to FSU for football what would’ve happened to him professionally and FSU football. Congratulations on a stellar baseball career. One of the greatest catchers ever. The concussion issues is why he went to first base where he was definitely solid. I’ve watched enough Twins baseball to see for myself. The guy had a .996 career Fielding percentage in 8 seasons as a first baseman. Which would be good enough to be in the top 5 defensive 1B this season. He’s been above average as a 1B over his career. He probably doesn’t get into the HoF, injuries sealed that, but he deserves a place in baseball history.