An American baseball catcher, Joe Mauer earned fame as a member of the Minnesota Twins
. An exceptional athlete, Mauer excels both at the plate and behind it. Mauer finished the 2006 regular season with a .347 batting average, becoming 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.
Joe was a highly touted quarterback coming out of high school, and was expected to accept a scholarship to play QB at Florida State before being swayed by his hometown team, the Minnesota Twins.
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