Justin Morneau

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Justin Morneau

Minnesota Twins — No. 33
First baseman
Born: (1981-05-15) May 15, 1981 (age 36)
New Westminster, British Columbia
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Hits     1,214
Home runs     206
Runs batted in     799
Career highlights and awards

Justin Ernest George Morneau (born May 15, 1981 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a Canadian baseball player. He currently plays as a first baseman for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball.

He made his MLB debut for the Minnesota Twins on June 10, 2003. He won the American League MVP Award in 2006. He also won the 2008 Home Run Derby and two Silver Slugger Awards in 2008.[1]

He wears the number 33 to honour his idol, former NHL goaltender Patrick Roy. He would also not leave the car for hockey games when he was younger until the clock read :33 minutes past the hour.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "About Justin". Justinmorneau.com. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  2. "After changing lifestyle, Morneau rose to prominence". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 

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