Video: MLB 11 The Show PS3: Twins All-Star Joe Mauer Returns

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174w ago - SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine has shared a video today announcing that Twins All-Star Joe Mauer is returning to the cover of MLB 11 The Show for PS3.

To quote: Today it's my pleasure to announce that Minnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer will be returning as our cover athlete in the latest installment of the best selling baseball franchise, MLB 11 The Show, hitting store shelves on March 8, 2011, just in time for Spring Training!

Mauer continues to be a driving force in Major League Baseball as the premier all-around player in the game and just in case you need convincing, here his 2010 stats–third consecutive Gold Glove, recorded his 1,000th career Major League hit, and finished third in the AL with a .327 batting average, not to mention his 43 doubles rank second on baseball's all-time list for doubles by a catcher... not too shabby.





Here's a look at our new MLB 11 The Show cover art featuring Mauer...

For a rundown of new features in MLB 11, I have some required reading for all of you. Take a look at ESPN.com's first look impressions of the new game.



 

Video: Sony Interviews MLB 10 The Show Cover Star Joe Mauer

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219w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video interview today with MLB 10 The Show cover athlete Joe Mauer.

To quote: Ever wonder how the MLB The Show series nails all those in-game animations? It's because the team in San Diego brings in actual players who show them how it's done.

This week, Minnesota Twins catcher and AL MVP Joe Mauer was in the motion capture studio to, um, run around in spandex with a glove and bat. The results will be apparent when the game hits early next month.

In the meantime, Mauer took time to chat with us about his incredible 2009 season, what it's like to show up on the cover of a game, and how some Major Leaguers use games (like The Show) to scout out opponents in advance. Oh, and working with our (M)VP, Kevin Butler.





For what it's worth, Mauer was a really cool, chill guy; maybe not what you'd expect out of an elite athlete. Best of luck to him this season.
 

MLB 10 The Show for PS3 Names Joe Mauer as Cover Athelete

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226w ago - SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine has announced today that MLB 10 The Show for PS3 has named Joe Mauer as their cover athelete.

To quote: It may be December, but the MLB off season is beginning to heat up. Roy Halladay to the Phillies, Cliff Lee to Mariners, and John Lackey to the Red Sox has made for quite a week.

However, I'm proud to report that the biggest news to come out during the current winter meetings is not from an All-Star hurler changing addresses, but from the industry's #1 baseball franchise, MLB The Show. It is my pleasure to announce that the recently crowned 2009 American League Most Valuable Player and catcher for the Minnesota Twins, Joe Mauer will be the cover athlete for the latest installment of the series, MLB 10 The Show!

We're absolutely thrilled to partner with a player of Joe's caliber– a true professional on and off the field. Just to give you all a sense of how good this guy is here are some credentials–2-time...
 







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