So many of my friends come from families of three kids, though I've noticed that many times all three are girls. I suppose it makes for good use of clothes and toys as they are passed through the different kids. Maybe it was the same way in Joe Mauer's family. He is also one of three and in this case, all are boys. Three baseball playing Mauer brothers? Yes, indeed.
|Billy Mauer and Joe Mauer--baseball loving brothers.|
As far as sibling rivalry, it probably helps that Billy Mauer and Jake Mauer, Joe Mauer's brothers, were three and four years old by the time Joe Mauer was born. The few years of separation might help lessen any tensions since the boys were likely in different leagues growing up. From all appearances, Joe Mauer and his brothers seem very close. I bet many Mauer family gatherings include a game of catch or homerun derby. You can never be too old for those traditions!