The Life of Joe Mauer

By AT3188
  • Joseph Patrick Mauer Was Born

    Joe Mauer was born on April 19, 1983 in St. Paul, Minnesota. His parents are Teresa and Jake Jr. who had three children. They also just happened to met on a baseball field. Joe was the youngest of three brothers his older brothers are Jake III and Billy.
  • Starting Positions in High School

    Joe began his journey to fame when he made his first start at the quarterback position. Over the next few years, he would become the star of the Cretin-Derham football, baseball, and basketball teams. Joe’s true hero in life was his older brother Jake who was also a good athlete.
  • USA Today High School Player of the Year in Football

    Joe Mauer of Cretin-Derham Hall High School is named USA Today High School Player of the Year in football. He was also Reebok/ESPN High School All-American. He was also the National High School Quarterback of the Year by the National Quarterback Club.
  • MLB Draft

    TwinsJoe was selected the Twins first overall pick of the 2001 draft. He turned down a football scholarship from Florida State University. He was selected ahead of college pitcher Mark Prior, who was taken second overall by the Chicago Cubs.
  • Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award

    Joe Mauer is named the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year. Joe is the catcher for the Fort Myers of New Britain Minnesota. The Fort Myers is a minor league team for the Minnesota Twins.
  • First Year as a Starter

    Mauer now on his fourth year as a professional baseball player has been named the Twins starting catcher. Joe replaced the Twins starting catcher A.J. Pierzynski who was traded before the start of the season. Joe ended his first year as a starter hitting .294 with 9 home runs and 55 RBIs in 131 games.
  • Inside the Park Home Run

    Mauer agreed to a four-year, $34 million contract with the Twins that would allow him to play in Twins' Target Field in 2010. Mauer hit his first career inside-the-park home run against Angels pitcher Scot Shields. There were two players on base when he hit the homer.
  • Golden Glove Award for Catchers

    Joe Mauer wins the American League Golden Glove Award for catchers. He is the starting catcher for the Minnesota Twins for three years now. Yadier Molina for St. Louis was named the National League Golden Glove catcher.
  • Home Run Derby

    Joe Mauer was invited to participate in the home run derby. Joe led the American League in home runs. Mauer hit five homers in the opening round before Pujols beat him in a “swing-off” that knocked Mauer out.
  • Gold Glove Award for Catchers

    Joe Mauer wins the Golden Glove Award for Catchers for the second consecutive year. Yadier Molina also wins it for the second consecutive year. Joe became the first catcher to lead the league in batting average.
  • Most Valuable Player

    For Joe winning the Golden Glove award for the second time and winning the American League Batting title for the third time wasn't enough. This year he added the American League Most Valuable Player Award. Joe received twenty-seven of the twenty-eight votes for this award.
  • New Contract

    ESPNJoe Mauer and the Twins made a deal that extended Joe's contract tell 2019. This $184 million, eight year contract makes Joe's contract the largest contract in Twins history. This contract is also the fourth largest baseball contract ever.
  • 3rd Golden Glove Award for Catchers

    baseball referenceJoe is named the Golden Glove Award for Catchers for the third year in a row. He also agreed to an eight-year contract extension with the Twins worth $184 million, this contract is the richest contract in the history of major league baseball for a catcher. He also wins the Calvin R. Griffith Award.
  • Injury

    Joe Mauer was placed on the disabled list with bilateral leg weakness. Joe was not looking like himself the last couple of week expirencing soreness in his hip and shoulder in addition to his surgically repaired knee. Drew Butera will take over as the primary catcher for Joe.
  • Joe Mauer gets Engaged

    Fan ClubToday the Twins catcher asked Madeline Bisanz for her hand in marriage and she said yes. The two have been dating for over a year now and are now getting married. Joe and his fiancé attended the same high school while they were growing up.