No. 7: Joe Mauer Reaches Base in 43rd straight game-9/24/2015
One of a couple of records Joe Mauer holds, Mauer topped Bob Allison‘s team record for most consecutive games reaching base in 2015. In the middle of a so-so season by his standard, Mauer started the streak August 5th and kept it up for over a month and a half, until 9/25/2015.
During the streak, Mauer earned 42 hits and 27 walks over those 43 games for a .364 OBP, setting him atop the team’s record book once more.
No. 6: Joe Mauer reaches around the net for the out-6/10/2010
This was a play so significant, the Twins made a bobblehead out of it. Not joking. With the Twins trailing the Royals 8-6 in the top of the ninth, Royals’ outfielder Mitch Maier popped up a ball that went over the netting behind home plate.
Mauer follows the ball to the backstop, reaches around the net and catches the ball like it’s a snow cone, squeezing on for the ump to see. The umpire calls Maier out, and the Twins go on to tie the game in the bottom of the inning.
No. 5: Joe Mauer earns his 2,000th hit-4/12/2018
With the Twins up 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh and having collected his 1,999th hit four innings ago, Mauer laces his 2,000th hit up the middle to score two runs and put the Twins up for good.
Mauer joined Twins legends Kirby Puckett, Rod Carew, and Harmon Killebrew as the only other Twins to earn 2,000 hits while wearing a Twins uniform. It was a truly excellent accomplishment, and a rare feat in team history.