Governor Dayton proclaims “Joe Mauer Day” in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KSFY) - In honor of Minnesota sports icon Joe Mauer, Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 as “Joe Mauer Day” in Minnesota.

The four-time Major League Baseball All-Star winner announced his retirement from professional baseball on Nov. 9 following the completion of the 2018 season.

“In 2001 at age 18, Joe was chosen as the first overall draft pick for the Minnesota Twins,” reads Gov. Dayton’s proclamation. “Joe Mauer will forever be recognized as one of Minnesota’s all-time greatest athletes, and will continue to inspire future generations of girls and boys with his exceptional talent and character.”

Read Dayton's full proclamation here.