|Real Name/Full Name:
|Joseph Patrick Mauer
|40 years old
|19th April 1983
|Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Emily Teresa, Maren Virginia and Charles Joseph)
|Is Joe Mauer Gay?
|$23 Million per season
|Net Worth in 2024:
Joe Mauer is a retired baseball player where during his playing days, he was one of the best catchers in the sport. In his 15 years career, his allegiance was only to one team as in the entire career. He only played for Minnesota Twins. Before his playing days were over, he became the only Catcher to have won three batting titles in American League. His career with the Twins started in the year 2001 after the Twins drafted him, but his debut in Major League came three years later in 2004. His last years as a baseball player were hit with injuries that pushed him to retirement in 2018.
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Early Life & Biography
Joseph Patrick Mauer was born in Saint Paul, the capital city of Minnesota, on April 19th, 1983. His father, Jake Mauer Jr, was a baseball player before becoming a coach, while his mother, Teresa Mauer, was a softball player. Baseball has been in Joe’s family as his grandfather Jake Mauer Sr was also a baseball player.
Joe is the third born of his parents’ three sons, who are all in baseball. Jake was drafted by the Twins in 2001 the same year they drafted Joe while His brother played for Twins for three seasons as free agent undrafted player. Joe joined St. Paul’s Cretin-Derham, where he played in their baseball, football, and basketball teams. He became the only High School player to win USA Today Player of the Year Award in two sports, namely, basketball as a catcher and football as a quarterback.
During his big league career, Joe was known with his trademark sideburns that in his 2006, the Twins honored him with “Joe Mauer Sideburns Night.” They gifted the first 10000 fans with synthetic sideburns to share in his trademark look. When it comes to friends, Justin Morneau was one of his best friends, and the two shared a house during the 2006 season.
In 2009, Joe started dating a Saint Paul nurse Maddie Bisanz who was his high school fellow graduate. The couple dated for about 18 months before announcing their engagement on 11th December 2011. After one year of engagement, the couple tied the knot on December 1st, 2012, with his best friend and housemate Justin Morneau being the groomsman. On July 24th, the couple welcomed their twin daughters Emily Teresa named after Joe’s mother and Maren Virginia. Their son Charles Joseph was born on 14th November 2018, and the family lives in Sunfish Lake, Minnesota, in their family home.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 19th April 1983, Joe Mauer is 40 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024. His height is 00000 tall, and his weight is 00000 kg.
Minnesota Twins came calling in 2001 when they drafted him as their first overall pick. This is after his decision to play for Major League after changing his earlier decision to play football with Florida State University. His breakthrough season came in 2006 after injuries shortened his 2004 debut season. He ended 2006 season with an average batting of .347 winning AL batting title. This made him the only AL catcher to have claimed the title since Ernie Lombard did in 1942.
In 2007, he extended his contract with the Twins for four years till 2011. During that time, he went on to become the 2009 MVP of the year after his impressive 2009 season. In 2010, Twins made hi one of their best-paid players after giving him an eight-year contract worth $184 million. In total, he played 1858 games for Twins posting an average of .306 batting before retiring in 2018.
Awards & Achievements
In his 15 years career with the Twins, Joe won more than 15 awards, making him one of the most awarded catchers in American League history. He won six All-Star awards between 2006- 2013 and an American League MVP Award in 2009. He won three consecutive Golden Glove Awards from 2008-2010. Other major awards to his name include Five Silver Slugger Awards and three AL batting champion. In his honor, Twins retired no. 7 Jersey in 2019 season.
Net Worth & Salary of Joe Mauer in 2024
Joe started playing baseball from his high school days, and though he used to play football and basketball as well, he made baseball his career. In his entire baseball career, he only played for Minnesota Twins, who made him one of their well-paid players. His 2010 contract was worth $184 million that made him the best-paid catcher in history. Joe is also estimated to have made around $0.5 million in endorsements. Today, he is estimated to be worth $120 million as of February 2024.
Coming from a family of athletes pushed Joe to do well and prove himself as the best in the family. According to him, even when they used to play baseball at home, he was very competitive as ever and could yell to his older brothers as if it was a competition. This pushed him to be the best catcher in the history of the baseball game.