Twins wear #11 patch in honor of Jacob Wetterling

Minnesota Twins honor Jacob

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins honored Jacob Wetterling and the Wetterling family at Friday's home game against Cleveland.

The team had a moment of remembrance before the game and wore red jerseys with a number 11 patch. Cleveland players also wore the patch. The Twins had an outfield wall graphic dedicated to Jacob's life.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center and the Wetterling family asked people to put on the number 11, which was Jacob's sports jersey number. They also asked people to live by 11 traits. 

  1. Be fair
  2. Be kind
  3. Be understanding
  4. Be honest
  5. Be thankful
  6. Be a good sport
  7. Be a good friend
  8. Be joyful
  9. Be generous
  10. Be gentle with others
  11. Be positive

The Twins will also action off 11 game-worn jerseys with the number 11 patch with proceeds benefiting the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. Click here to bid on the jerseys. The Twins game against Cleveland is at 7:10 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to share how they are living #11forJacob on social media.



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