MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota Twins fan favourite can be inducted into the group’s Corridor of Fame this weekend.
Justin Morneau, who gained American League MVP with the group in 2006, can be inducted at a ceremony earlier than Saturday’s sport in opposition to the Toronto Blue Jays.
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Morneau spent 11 seasons with the Twins, hitting .278 with 221 house runs in his profession with Minnesota, the fourth-most in group historical past.
The group has a day of occasions deliberate to have fun the four-time All-Star, beginning with a sold-out breakfast that includes a Q&A and autographed gadgets.
The primary 10,000 followers to enter Saturday’s sport will obtain a Morneau bobblehead.
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His Corridor of Fame plaque can be unveiled at 4:15 p.m.
Earlier than the sport, a ceremony emceed by Dick Bremer and attended by a number of different Twins Corridor of Famers will happen.
Morneau is the thirty fourth participant to enter the Twins Corridor of Fame. He was elected to the corridor in January 2020, however his deliberate induction was delayed by COVID-19.
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The Twins drafted Morneau in 1999. He additionally frolicked with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies and Chicago White Sox. He’s nonetheless part of the Twins group, serving as a particular assistant to baseball operations and an analyst on Bally Sports activities North for some video games.