MINNEAPOLIS - Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has just about done it all: Batting titles, All-Star appearances, league MVP.
Well, Joe can now add another title to his resume'.
Major League Baseball (MLB) announced Thursday that Mauer has been named the official 2014 MLB All-Star Ambassador. The St. Paul native joins a distinguished list of MLB stars who have served in this role including Torii Hunter, Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols, Justin Upton and David Wright.
The league has also enlisted Twins legends Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Paul Molitor and Tony Oliva as spokespeople of T-Mobile® All-Star FanFest, the world's largest interactive baseball fan event, which is scheduled for the Minneapolis Convention Center Friday, July 11 through Tuesday, July 15.
"It's exciting that this year's All-Star events will be held in the Twin Cities and I'm proud to be a part of it
all," said Mauer. "Our fans are incredible and they are going to be treated to a week of baseball events and activities that they will never forget."
In their roles, Mauer, Blyleven, Carew, Molitor and Oliva will help generate awareness for all events during All-Star Week, including the 85th MLB All-Star Game (July 15th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day (July 14th) featuring the Home Run Derby, Taco Bell All-Star Sunday (July 13th), including the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, and T-Mobile All-Star FanFest at the Minneapolis Convention Center (July 11th-15th).