Best of: Joe Mauer

With Friday’s news that Joe Mauer will retire from Major League Baseball, we thought it was appropriate to share some of our recent favorites on No. 7.

Watch: Twins provide an inside look at Joe Mauer’s memorable day

On Mauer’s Hall of Fame candidacy:

Wetmore: Sunday’s send-off had the unmistakable feel of Goodbye to Joe Mauer

On Mauer’s beautiful goodbye to Target Field:

Zulgad: In the end, Mauer finally let us see that he was No Ordinary Joe

On Mauer’s place among the all-time Twins greats:

Here’s the pitch: Mauer’s return behind the plate is brief and unforgettable