Justin Morneau

Justin Morneau and longtime writer inducted into Red Wings Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A former Rochester Red Wings and Minnesota Twins standout and a longtime sports beat writer were inducted into the Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame Tuesday night. Jim Mandelaro and Justin Morneau are now part of Rochester baseball history. Morneau spent his early playing days with...
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Justin Morneau Inducted Into Red Wings Hall Of Fame

ROCHESTER, NY (WHEC) - Former Rochester Red Wing and MLB Vet Justin Morneau was inducted into the minor league team's Hall of Fame prior to Tuesday night's game against the Railriders. It comes after a stories pro career that spanned 18 seasons total, just over two of which came in Rochester. During his time in the Flower City, Morneau clubbed 39 homers, drove in 113 runs, and finished with an average above .300.
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Why Justin Morneau Set Up His Own Maple-Syrup Operation

As part of our winter to-do list this year, we rounded up maple-syrup activities and talked with former Twins MVP Justin Morneau about his self-started maple-syrup operation. Let it be a source of inspiration—or just something fun to know. About four years ago, former Minnesota Twins player Justin Morneau...
Twinkie Town

Should Justin Morneau be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame?

This is the second article in a breakdown miniseries regarding the 2022 Hall of Fame candidates with ties to YOUR Minnesota Twins. Links to previous/future articles will be updated here!. HOF, Minnesotan Style | Justin Morneau | Joe Nathan | Torii Hunter |. The Quick Hits. Personally, I can’t believe...

Minnesota Twins: Making the Hall of Fame Case for Justin Morneau

Justin Morneau as a Hall of Famer? The average MLB fan will see this and immediately scoff at the notion and I understand that. I know this is a stretch. With that being said, he made it onto the ballot for the first time, which means the former Minnesota Twins first baseman meets the minimum qualifications to become a Hall of Famer. It’s worth considering.

Justin Morneau Became A Twins Legend But Could Have Been So Much More

The Minnesota Twins’ offense in the early 2000s was defined by slap-hitting and scrappy baserunning. However, there wasn’t a shortage of good hitters in those lineups. Torii Hunter, Michael Cuddyer, and Joe Mauer put together great at-bats and could flex some power now and again. But players like Nick Punto, Jason Bartlett, and Mike Redmond did not consistently provide the kind of thump the middle of the lineup needed.
Twinkie Town

Justin Morneau: One of the best

You’ve probably heard once or twice this week that our beloved Canadian Crusher is joining the ranks in the Twins Hall of Fame. I was supposed to be there tonight and was going to write about the whole big darn deal for my post this week. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I wasn’t able to get to the game, and am stuck watching the ceremony on tv. (Shoutout to my girl Sara for snagging a bobble head for me after ditching her tonight!)
Twinkie Town

What to know for Saturday; Justin Morneau Twins HOF induction

COVID-19 postponed just about everything last year, including former Minnesota Twins' first baseman Justin Morneau’s Twins Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Saturday, Morneau will be joined alongside his former teammates and loved ones to be the 34th player inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame. Who does he join?. I’m...
Pioneer Press

Justin Morneau ready for Twins Hall of Fame induction

Justin Morneau came to Minnesota as a teenager — 14 or 15 — for a hockey tournament. He stayed at the University of Minnesota and, with his time off, he attended a Twins game at the Metrodome, sitting in left field. At the time, he still thought he was going...
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Justin Morneau joins Twins Hall of Fame after a career beyond his dreams

Justin Morneau remembered the first time he came to Minnesota at about 15 years old for a hockey tournament at the University of Minnesota. Back then, the Canadian's dream was to play in the NHL. And if he somehow ended up in his secondary sport of baseball, playing for his favored Toronto Blue Jays was the goal.

Justin Morneau set to enter Twins' Hall of Fame: 'It’s very special and humbling'

MINNEAPOLIS -- The first time Justin Morneau ever visited Minneapolis, he was a 14- or 15-year-old kid about to play in a hockey tournament. At the time, the New Westminster, B.C., native hoped to play in the NHL -- and had even taken a year off from his second-favourite sport, baseball, in the hopes of making his hockey dreams a reality.