Mauer Became a Star But Never Forgot His St. Paul Roots

November 12, 2018 05:22 PM

Most know Joe Mauer is a Minnesota icon and he got his start growing up in Saint Paul.

Mauer graduated from Cretin-Derham Hall high school in 2001. Mauer was named the best high school baseball and football player in the country by USA Today, a feat never done before or since.


5 EYEWITNESS NEWS stopped by his boyhood home on Lexington Avenue and spoke to a former neighbor Paula Schumacher about Mauer's incredible career. 

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"I felt pride that a local boy could not only become a baseball star, but for the home team," Schumacher said. "It felt just so right. An era has come to an end. I'm wishing him all the best in retired life."

Many say Mauer became a star, but never forgot where he came from.

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