ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer’s No. 7 jersey subsequent season, fascinating all honest now to honor the six-time All-Star who retired after a 15-year major league career.
The Twins shocked Mauer with the announcement whereas he became as soon as being successfully-known at an all-student assembly at his alma mater Cretin-Derham Corridor High College on Tuesday.
Mauer will was the eighth archaic Twins player or manager with a retired quantity, becoming a member of Harmon Killebrew (three), Rod Carew (29), Tony Oliva (6), Kent Hrbek (14), Kirby Puckett (34), Bert Blyleven (28) and Tom Kelly (10). Jackie Robinson (forty two) has had his quantity retired by all major league groups.
Oliva, Hrbek, Blyleven and Kelly entered the gymnasium for the duration of the ceremony. Hrbek took the podium and grew to was to Mauer to expose the news.