Justin Morneau

Baseball Player
Born May 15, 1981

Justin Ernest George Morneau is a Canadian Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman for the Minnesota Twins. At 6 feet 4 inches and 225 lbs, Morneau was originally drafted as a catcher by the Twins in 1999. He converted to first base in the minor leagues and made his MLB debut in 2003. A four-time All-Star, Morneau was the American League Most Valuable Player during the 2006 season and finished runner-up in 2008.… Read More

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  • Justin Morneau On Playing Next Season: 'choice Might Not Be Up To Me'
    Chicago Times - Sep 18, 2016
  • White Sox's Justin Morneau Getting Back In Swing Of Things
    Chicago Times - Jun 27, 2016
  • Sale, Rizzo Win Last Spots In All Star Game Vote
    Yahoo News - Jul 10, 2014
  • Baseball Major League Baseball Roundup
    Yahoo News - Dec 04, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Justin Morneau.


1981 Birth Born on May 15, 1981.


1994 13 Years Old Morneau attended St. Thomas More Collegiate High School in 1994–95, for his grade 8 year, where he played basketball. … Read More
1997 16 Years Old He was named the New Westminster High School Athlete of the year and was a member of Canadian national champion baseball teams in 1997 and 1998.
1998 17 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, he was selected the best hitter and catcher of the National Championships playing for Team British Columbia. … Read More
1999 18 Years Old Morneau did not attend college, despite receiving many attractive offers from NCAA schools. He was selected by the Twins in the 3rd round as the 89th overall pick of the 1999 MLB amateur entry draft. … Read More


2002 - 2004 5 More Events
2005 24 Years Old 1 More Event
The 2005 season was a struggle for Morneau, as he dealt with a variety of off-season illnesses as well as being hit in the head by a pitch in April.
Prior to the 2006 season, Morneau suited up for his native Canada in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. … Read More
In May 2007, Morneau won the Player of the Month in the American League for the first time in his career. … Read More
In January 2008, Morneau agreed to a six-year contract worth $80 million, which at the time was the longest and richest contract in Minnesota Twins history until in 2010, teammate Joe Mauer signed an 8-year, $184 million contract. … Read More
Morneau married Minnesota native Krista Martin in January 2009. … Read More
Morneau got off to a strong start in the 2010 campaign, hitting a career first-half high .345 batting average and having a major-league leading .437 on-base percentage and .617 slugging percentage at the All-Star break.


2011 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 29, 2011, Morneau suffered a left shoulder injury that would lead to mild concussion-like symptoms. … Read More
2012 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Morneau returned as an everyday first basemen for the Twins. … Read More
On August 31, 2013 he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Alex Presley and a player to be named later, who was later identified as Duke Welker on October 5, 2013.
2014 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Morneau won the 2014 batting title with a .319 batting average
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