Minnesota Wild to honor Twins legend Joe Mauer with custom '7' warmup jerseys

Minnesota Wild to honor Twins legend Joe Mauer with custom '7' warmup jerseys Photo: Minnesota Wild

February 06, 2019 08:56 AM

The Minnesota Wild announced Tuesday the team will honor Joe Mauer on Feb. 12 when they host the Philadelphia Flyers at the Xcel Energy Center. 

Wild players will wear custom Joe Mauer no. 7 jerseys during pregame warmups, according to a release sent out by the organization. 

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The jerseys will be autographed by the respective Wild player and Mauer, then auctioned to benefit Crescent Cove and the Minnesota Wild Foundation. Bidding for the jerseys will open the evening of Feb. 12 on the official Minnesota Wild NHL auction page. The auction closes March 1, according to the release. 

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Mauer will also take part in a ceremonial puck drop before the game and family members will announce "Let's Play Hockey" and make a "This Is Our Ice" announcement before the game. 

Minnesota Wild President Matt Majka provided the following statement regarding the retired major leaguer:

"Joe Mauer had a fantastic career with the Minnesota Twins and, along with our fans, we look forward to honoring the St. Paul native for his great accomplishments both on and off the baseball field at our game on Feb. 12."

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Mauer announced his retirement on Nov. 15 after a 15-year career with the Minnesota Twins that saw him win three American League batting titles as a catcher (2006, 2008 and 2009), MVP (2009) and six All-Star selections (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013). He finished his career with a .306 batting average and 2,123 hits. 

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