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Set the date: Joe Mauer number 7 retirement on June 15

Ceremony takes place before Twins face Kansas City

January 08, 2019 - 9:15 am

The date is set.  

The Twins will officially retire Joe Mauer's uniform number 7 on Saturday, June 15th before the team's night game at Target Field against the Kansas City Royals.  

Further details about the event are not finalized, although the Twins will be giving out special caps the with number 7 to the first 20,000 fans. 

Mauer is the eighth to have his number retired by the Twins.

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The Twins also announced plans to give away four different Joe Mauer bobblehead dolls during the season.

Here is the list of bobbleheads and giveaway dates:

  • May 24 vs. Chicago White Sox – The first in the bobblehead series features Mauer’s signature swing, as depicted in the Cretin-Derham Hall High School “Raiders” jersey in which he hit .567.
  • July 19 vs. Oakland – The second takes us back to April 5, 2004, when a 21-year-old Mauer was the Twins’ starting catcher in his major league debut, going 2-for-3 in a 7-4, Opening Day victory over Cleveland at the Metrodome.
  • Aug. 24 vs. Detroit – The third honors the legacy of Mauer’s sensational 2009 season, in which he captured the American League MVP, Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards for the AL Central champion Twins.
  • Sept. 7 vs. Cleveland – The last in the series commemorates the final game of Mauer’s career, Sept. 30, 2018 – a day that will forever be remembered in Twins lore.

Together, the base of the four gate giveaway bobbleheads form a number “7”.