The Minnesota Twins announced today that they will retire Joe Mauer's number 7 next season.

Joe Mauer will have his number retired during a pre-game ceremony at a game during the 2019 season.

Mauer will be the ninth Twins player or manager to have his number retired, the other eight are:

  • Harmon Killebrew #3
  • Rod Carew #29
  • Tony Oliva #6
  • Kent Hrbek #14
  • Kirby Puckett #34
  • Bert Blyleven #28
  • Tom Kelly #10
  • Jackie Robinson #42 (The Twins and MLB)

“The Minnesota Twins organization has been blessed to have Joe Mauer part of our franchise since 2001,” Twins Executive Chair Jim Pohlad said in a press release. “Few players have achieved more on the field, or given back more off the field than Joe. With Joe’s storied career in mind, the Twins family is proud to bestow our highest honor with the retirement of his jersey – number 7. We are excited to celebrate Joe’s excellence, commitment to this community and special relationship with Twins Territory.”

Mauer, a Minnesota native, was drafted by the Twins in 2001 and he played his entire 15-year career with the Twins organization and won many awards, including three AL Batting Titles, the only AL catcher to ever do that.