Game 668 | January 30, 2006 | Joe Mauer, Jesse Crain
The Twins invited two of their top young players to Dunkers before the team left for spring training in Florida. For Mauer; 2006 was to be a great season as he led the major leagues with a .347 batting average. Crain proved to be an effective “Set-up" man to closer Joe Nathan, appearing in 68 games with a 3.52 ERA. The team won the American League Central Division and was swept in three games by the Oakland Athletics in the American League Division Series.

Game 710 | January 28, 2008 | Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau
Arguably the most popular pair of players in Twins history, the "M&M Boys" appeared together at Dunkers before leaving for spring training in Florida. Mauer, from St. Paul, won the American League batting title in 2006 and again in 2008. British Columbia-born Morneau was the American League's MVP in 2006 and, before a huge international television audience in 2008, won the Home Run Derby held the day before the All Star Game.

Game 917 | July 16, 2019 | Joe Mauer, Joe Schmit
Halfway through his first year as a retired Twin, Mauer made his third Dunkers appearance. He said he told new Twins manager Rocco Baldelli that he was just across the river and would be happy to help anytime he was needed. He said that Justin Morneau was his favorite teammate and that his biggest thrill was catching the Twins 2004 opener with Brad Radke, his high school hero, pitching for the Twins. Mauer went on to win three American League batting titles, play in six All-Star games and win three Gold Gloves.

(LtoR) Dave Mona, Joe Schmit, Joe Mauer, Lester Bagley, Dave St. Peter (physician)

Wikipedia: Joe Mauer


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