About Justin

Full Name: Justin Ernest Morneau
Born: 05/15/1981
Birthplace: New Westminster, BC
Height: 6’4″
Weight: Weight: 230
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
College: N/A
MLB Debut: 06/10/2003

2009 Highlights

Married to Krista Martin, January 10

2008 Highlights

Signed a 6-year, $80 million contract, January 25

Winner of the All Star Game Home Run Derby, July 14 at New York

Selected to second All-Star Team, July 15 at New York

Scored the game-winning run in the 15th inning of the All Star Game, July 16

Finished second in the American League Most Valuable Player voting

Won Calvin R. Griffth Award as Most Valuable Twin

Won Bob Allison Award for Leadership

Won Louisville Slugger “Silver Slugger” Award for American League 1B

2007 Highlights

Named American League Player of the Month for May

Career-high three-homer game and 6 RBI, July 6 at Chicago

Hit his 100th career home run, July 6 at Chicago

Named American League Player of the Week, July 2-8

Selected to first All-Star Team, July 10 at San Francisco

Participated in All Star Game Home Run Derby, July 9 at San Francisco

Became first Twin since 1986-87 (Gary Gaetti) to have back-to-back 30-homer seasons, September 14 vs. Detroit

2006 Highlights

Played for Canada in the inaugural World Baseball Classic

Career-high six rbi, May 9 at Texas

Career-high 16-game hit-streak, June 22-July 9

Hit 30th home run of the season August 17 vs. Cleveland

Career-high five hits September 19 at Boston

130 RBI tied Larry Walker (1997) for the most RBI in a season by a Canadian born player

Named American League Most Valuable Player

Won Calvin R. Griffth Award as Most Valuable Twin

Won Louisville Slugger “Silver Slugger” Award for American League 1B

2005 Highlights

Homered in four consecutive games, May 3-7

Hit first career grand slam, September 30 vs. Detroit

Led Twins in RBI

2004 Highlights

Began season at Rochester (AAA)

Twins’ Minor League Player of the Week, April 10-16

International League Player of the Week, April 13-19

Twins’ Minor League Player of the Month for April

Recalled to Minnesota Twins May 21

Optioned to Rochester (AAA) June 1

Played for World Team in Futures Game, July 11 at Houston

Recalled to Minnesota Twins July 16

Named to International League Post-Season All-Star team

Ranked second Best Prospect in International League by Baseball America.

2003 Highlights

Began season at New Britain (AA)

Promoted to Rochester (AAA) April 30

Twins’ Minor League Player of the Month for April

Promoted to Minnesota Twins June 10

Major League Debut June 10 vs. Colorado Rockies

Singled off Jason Jennings for first major league hit in first AB and had season-high 3 hits, June 10

Career-first RBI off Aaron Cook, June 11

First major league homer off Albie Lopez,June 17 at Kansas City

Optioned to Rochester (AAA) July 27

Recalled to Minnesota Twins September 2

2002 Highlights

Began season at New Britain (AA)

Played for the World team in MLB Futures Game, July 7 in Milwaukee

Twice named Eastern League Player of the Week, April 22-28 and July 15-21

Led New Britain in total bases and home runs

Promoted to Edmonton (AAA), September 3

Won the PCL Championship with Trappers

Ranked top first base prospect in all minor leagues by Baseball America.

2001 Highlights

Played on Canadian National team in 2001 World Baseball Championship

Began season at Quad City (A)

Twins’ Minor League Player of the Week, April 5-13

Midwest League Player of the Week, April 5-15

Twins’ Minor League Player of the Month for April

Midwest League All Star

Named to Baseball America’s low Class A Midseason All-Star team

Promoted to Ft. Myers (A), June 20

Promoted to New Britain (AA), August 25

2000 Highlights

Began season with Gulf Coast Twins (RK)

Twins’ Minor League Player of the Week, July 16-22

Twins’ Minor League Player of the Month for July

GCL Player of the Week, July 17-23, July 31-August 6 and August 7-13

Named to SportsTicker’s All-Teen team (1B)

GCL League MVP

Led GCL in batting, runs, hits, total bases, RBI and OBP

Promoted to Elizabethton (RK), August 25

1999 Highlights

Graduate of New Westminster Secondary School where he played baseball, basketball and hockey

New Westminster High School Athlete of the Year in 1999

Played on Canadian World Junior team in 1999

Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd Round (89th overall)

Assigned to the Gulf Coast Twins Rookie League team in the Gulf Coast League

1998 Highlights

Member of Canadian National Championship baseball team

Named top catcher and hitter at National Championships

1997 Highlights

Member of Canadian National Championship baseball team