MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN. – Honoring the singular career of an all-time franchise great, the Minnesota Twins today announced that Joe Mauer’s uniform number 7 will be retired in a pregame ceremony at Target Field on “Joe Mauer Day,” Saturday, June 15. Further details about the event, which takes place prior to the Twins’ 6:10 p.m. contest against Kansas City, are forthcoming.
Additionally, the Twins revealed plans for a series of four giveaway bobbleheads commemorating Mauer’s storied path from local prep stardom to American League Most Valuable Player and franchise icon, along with an exclusive fifth bobblehead available only to those who purchase a “Mauer Bobblehead Four-Pack” (on-sale beginning Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10:00 a.m.).
Joe Mauer Day – June 15, 2019
From his major league debut on Opening Day 2004 through the 2018 season finale – a stellar 15-year big league career, spent all in Minnesota – Joe Mauer proudly wore the number 7 Twins jersey. On Saturday, June 15, he will become the eighth Twins player or manager to have his number retired by the organization as part of “Joe Mauer Day” at Target Field. In addition, the Twins, in conjunction with all of Major League Baseball, retired Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 in 1997.
The first 20,000 fans in attendance at Target Field on Saturday, June 15 will receive a special, No. 7 baseball cap.