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For Twins fans, he's Mr. Minnesota

Joe Mauer won't hit .400, but he's become the American League's best player

Originally Published: July 17, 2009
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY -- The chanting begins with a handful of fans during his first at-bat. "Let's go, Mau-er!" More fans join in for his second at-bat. "Let's go, Mau-er! Let's go, Mau-er!" Many more join for his third at-bat. "Let's go, MAU-ER! Let's go, MAU-ER!" And by his fourth at-bat, so many fans are shouting and chanting throughout the stadium that their voices are echoing down the concourse and thundering high into the upper decks. "LET'S GO, MAU-ER! LET'S GO, MAU-ER! LET'S GO, MAU-ER!"

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