- Joe Mauer, former Minnesota Twins player, is one of 12 new candidates to be included on the ballot for the 2024 class of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Mauer's case may be complicated by some factors such as his position switch from catcher to first baseman due to a career-altering concussion.
- Despite the challenges, Mauer's career achievements, including his three batting titles and impressive WAR total, make him a strong candidate for induction.
Former Minnesota Twins great Joe Mauer reacts as he awaits Hall of Fame vote scrutiny. Mauer, 2009 AL MVP, three-time batting champ, braces for Hall of Fame ballot test. Switch from catcher to first base, concussions cloud Mauer’s Hall of Fame prospects. Mauer leads catcher WAR, fights perception as first baseman. Despite uncertainties, Mauer humbled and honored by Hall of Fame nod. Retirement focused on family but Mauer grapples with Hall of Fame anticipation.