Joe Mauer

Joseph Patrick Mauer (born April 19, 1983) is an American former professional baseball catcher, designated hitter, and first baseman who spent his entire 15-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the Minnesota Twins.wikipedia
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USA Today All-USA high school football team (2000–09)

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In his senior year he became the only athlete ever to be selected as the USA Today High School Player of the Year in two sports (football in 2000 as a quarterback and baseball in 2001 as a catcher).

2001 Major League Baseball draft

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Mauer was selected by the Twins as the first overall pick of the 2001 draft, ahead of college pitcher Mark Prior, who was taken second overall by the Chicago Cubs.

USA Baseball

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Mauer caught for the Team USA Junior National team from 1998 to 2000 and hit .595 during his final year on the team.
The 2013 World Baseball Classic Team was managed by Joe Torre and led by the likes of David Wright, Joe Mauer and Rollins.

Minnesota Twins

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Joseph Patrick Mauer (born April 19, 1983) is an American former professional baseball catcher, designated hitter, and first baseman who spent his entire 15-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the Minnesota Twins.
The Twins also had the AL MVP in Justin Morneau, the AL batting champion in Joe Mauer, and the AL Cy Young Award winner in Johan Santana.

Rawlings Gold Glove Award

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He also won three consecutive Gold Glove Awards (2008–2010), and the 2009 American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award.

Mark Prior

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Mauer was selected by the Twins as the first overall pick of the 2001 draft, ahead of college pitcher Mark Prior, who was taken second overall by the Chicago Cubs.
In 2001, Prior re-entered the draft, and was considered by some to be one of the top prospects along with Joe Mauer, leaving Prior to be taken 2nd overall by the Chicago Cubs.

Cretin-Derham Hall High School

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Mauer played football, basketball, and baseball for St. Paul's Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders, the high school of Hall of Fame member Paul Molitor.
Joe Mauer - first baseman and catcher, Minnesota Twins, 2009 American League MVP

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Joseph Patrick Mauer (born April 19, 1983) is an American former professional baseball catcher, designated hitter, and first baseman who spent his entire 15-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the Minnesota Twins.
Prominent examples of catchers switching position in mid-career include Mike Napoli, Craig Biggio, B. J. Surhoff, Joe Mauer, Brandon Inge, and Dale Murphy (although Murphy was also known as a poor thrower to the pitcher and to second base, nearly hitting pitchers in the process).

Gatorade Player of the Year awards

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Mauer was honored as the 2001 Gatorade National Player of the Year, was named to the USA Today All-USA high school football team, was honored as USA Today's Player of the Year, was a Reebok/ESPN High School All-American, and was awarded Player of the Year for the game that would go on to be known as the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

2006 Major League Baseball season

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In his 2006 season, Mauer became the first catcher in American League history to lead the American League in batting average, finishing with an average of .347.

2008 Major League Baseball season

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In 2008, Mauer became the first American League catcher to win the batting title twice when he led the AL with an average of .328.

2009 Major League Baseball season

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In 2009, he became the first catcher to lead the league in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage in a single year, and the first player to lead the American League in all three since George Brett did so in 1980.

Robinson Canó

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Mauer finished the 2006 regular season with a .347 batting average, edging the New York Yankees' Derek Jeter and Robinson Canó to win the American League batting title and become the first-ever American League catcher to win the crown and the first catcher to claim the title since Ernie Lombardi in 1942 with the Boston Braves.
Canó finished 2006 with the third best batting average in the AL (.342, just 2 points behind teammate shortstop Derek Jeter and five points behind Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer), and 9th in the league in doubles (41).

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Mauer finished the 2006 regular season with a .347 batting average, edging the New York Yankees' Derek Jeter and Robinson Canó to win the American League batting title and become the first-ever American League catcher to win the crown and the first catcher to claim the title since Ernie Lombardi in 1942 with the Boston Braves.
In 1942, the Boston Braves (NL team) purchased Lombardi's contract, and he became an All-Star and led the NL and Braves that season with a .330 batting average (albeit, in only 309 at-bats); the next batting title to be won by a catcher came more than 60 years later when Joe Mauer won the AL batting title in 2006.

Silver Slugger Award

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Mauer won his first Silver Slugger Award in 2006, along with teammate Justin Morneau.

List of first overall Major League Baseball draft picks

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Mauer was selected by the Twins as the first overall pick of the 2001 draft, ahead of college pitcher Mark Prior, who was taken second overall by the Chicago Cubs.

Major League Baseball Player of the Week Award

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On May 26, he was named MLB Player of the Week for his performance.

Rochester Red Wings

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After a rehabilitation stint with the Twins' AAA affiliate Rochester Red Wings, Mauer returned to the Twins' lineup in June.
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Derek Jeter

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Mauer finished the 2006 regular season with a .347 batting average, edging the New York Yankees' Derek Jeter and Robinson Canó to win the American League batting title and become the first-ever American League catcher to win the crown and the first catcher to claim the title since Ernie Lombardi in 1942 with the Boston Braves.
Jeter also finished third in the AL MVP voting, behind Minnesota's Joe Mauer and Yankee teammate Mark Teixeira.

2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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He was selected to the 2009 MLB All Star Game as the starting catcher and participated in the Home Run Derby, losing a tiebreaker to Albert Pujols in the first round.
The American League tied the score at three in the fifth on a two-out double by Joe Mauer off Chad Billingsley, and retook the lead when Adam Jones drove in Curtis Granderson, who tripled off Heath Bell, on a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

Jake Mauer

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The following week, he went on a further rehabilitation assignment to the Twins' Class A affiliate, the Fort Myers Miracle, a team managed by his older brother Jake.
Mauer was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 23rd round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft (677 overall), the same draft that his younger brother and former Twins first baseman, Joe Mauer, was selected number one overall.

2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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On July 6, Mauer was announced as the starting catcher for the American League in the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Major League Baseball Player of the Month Award

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He was also named MLB Player of the Month for June after batting .452 with a .624 slugging percentage and .528 on-base percentage, 11 doubles, 14 RBI and 18 runs.

Justin Morneau

Mauer won his first Silver Slugger Award in 2006, along with teammate Justin Morneau.
In January 2008, Morneau agreed to a six-year contract worth $80 million, which at the time was the longest and richest contract in Minnesota Twins history until in 2010, teammate Joe Mauer signed an 8-year, $184 million contract.

2009 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby

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He was selected to the 2009 MLB All Star Game as the starting catcher and participated in the Home Run Derby, losing a tiebreaker to Albert Pujols in the first round.