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Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins is one of the most talented and exciting players in Major League Baseball today. He is a native Minnesotan, born April 19, 1983 in St. Paul, MN and raised there along with older brothers Jake III and Billy. Joe’s legal name is Joseph Patrick Mauer.

He graduated from Cretin-Derham High School (St. Paul, MN) in 2001. Cretin is the alma mater of other notable alumni including Matt Birk (NFL Offensive Lineman), Josh Hartnett (Actor), Paul Molitor (MLB Player), Steve Walsh (NFL Quarterback).

By the age of 27 Joe Mauer was already the 2009 American League MVP, AL Gold Glove awards in 2008, 2009, 2010; MLB All Star in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, Batting Champ in 2006, 2008, 2009 and has received the Louisville Slugger® Silver Slugger Award in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

In 2010 he signed the 4th largest baseball contract in major league baseball history for $184 million with the Minnesota Twins. It is an eight-year, no-trade clause contract that began in the 2011 season and will extend through the 2018 season. It is the richest contract in the history of major league baseball for a catcher.

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