Morneau went on to have a solid year in Colorado, batting .319 on the season and claiming the National League battle title. On September 14, Morneau was officially diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back after a long slump; he missed the rest of the 2009 season and the playoffs. According to Winter Hawks assistant coach at the time, Mike Williamson, "He was young and raw — a big guy who covered a lot of the net. For the first time in his career, he was voted in by the fans to start the 2010 All-Star Game at first base, but ended up pulling out from the event after sustaining a concussion on July 7. The baseball player is married to , his starsign is Taurus and he is now 39 years of age. Morneau went on to hit four home runs in his rookie season while batting .226. , Learn how and when to remove this template message, American League Most Valuable Player Award, List of Major League Baseball players from Canada, List of Major League Baseball career home run leaders, Answer Man: Justin Morneau talks hockey, middle names – Big League Stew – MLB – Yahoo! 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. Morneau was twice named Eastern League Player of the Week, April 22–28 and July 15–21. In May 2007, Morneau won the Player of the Month in the American League for the first time in his career. Can you tell us about the women before her?  The deal became official on December 13. Morneau appeared on the cover of the arcade baseball video game The Bigs in Canadian stores and at Best Buy stores in the United States.  His current roles as special assistant include player drafting and development, spring training instruction, and community outreach. they were together for about 6 years, even lived together, ya everyone hould leave comment to self let people do what they want it is a free country my gosh i think they are a awesome couple and i even herd that krista justins wife had a baby yesterday!!!!! He asked her out & she wasn’t all that intrested at first. His mother remarried in 2006 and now Justin has two stepsisters. Pujols advanced to the 2nd round with 2 homers. He had an at bat to try for his fourth home run, but his bat got under the ball, and he flew out to deep left field. Why would you ask that? Please keep your jelous comments to yourself and let the couple be happy. He showed us otherwise.". He was up first and hit 4 homers and ended up tying with Albert Pujols in the first round. On August 9, Morneau became the first Twin since 1987 to hit 30 home runs in a single season. In 1545 games over 14 seasons, Morneau posted a .281 batting average (1603-for-5699) with 772 runs, 349 doubles, 23 triples, 247 home runs, 985 RBI, 573 bases on balls, .348 on-base percentage and I hear he met her with a girlfriend in tow, living in his house while he lived in Joe’s. Morneau's family is well known in New Westminster. He had nearly matched his total stats for 2012, batting .259 with 17 home runs and 74 RBI. THUMBS UP gals!! Neither are celebrities. He is now a special assistant for the Minnesota Twins. As Morneau put it, "I was the third goalie.  On October 4, 2010, the Twins announced that Morneau would not return for the 2010 season, regardless of how far the team went in the postseason. Before each home game, Morneau stopped by the same Jimmy John's Gourmet Subs, on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota and ordered the same sandwich from the menu: Turkey Tom with no sprouts. He made his 7.25 million dollar fortune with Colorado Rockies, Pittsburgh Pirates. Just ten days later, he missed two games with a bruised foot. Morneau played for the World team in MLB Futures Game, July 7 in Milwaukee. Justin may be a sports superstar, but he put away his bat and glove and wore his heart on his sleeve for his January wedding to sweetheart Krista Martin. He was subsequently eliminated with only one homer on 5 chances in a tie-off. 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These Are The 10 Best-Paid Television Stars In The World, Justin Morneau with cool, Wife Krista Martin.  Morneau remained on Portland's Protected Player List until he decided to focus on baseball instead of hockey. On November 21, 2006, Morneau won the American League Most Valuable Player Award in a close vote over Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, becoming only the fourth player in Twins history (after Zoilo Versalles, Harmon Killebrew, and Rod Carew) to receive the honour. He batted a meager .227 with 19 walks and 30 RBI. If somebody got hurt, I might have gotten out there as a backup. And what, It’s no secret Hollywood, or acting in big movies in general, pays well. Hate all the negitive feedback. , Morneau was selected for the Canada national baseball team at the 2006 World Baseball Classic, 2009 World Baseball Classic, 2013 World Baseball Classic, 2017 World Baseball Classic and 2019 WBSC Premier12. Great way to start a solid relationship! After a slow start to 2006, Morneau exploded offensively in the months of June, July, and August, raising his batting average nearly 50 points in June after beginning the month hitting .240.  Morneau Field is located just 25 kilometres (16 mi) from a field named for one of Morneau's idols, Larry Walker Field, located in the nearby city of Maple Ridge. In. Required fields are marked *. On December 3, 2013, Morneau agreed to a 2-year, $14 million deal with the Colorado Rockies, pending a physical. Later, he drank a slurpee from a slurpee machine in the Twins' clubhouse made of one-half Mountain Dew, one-half red or orange flavor.. We told him he should go to hockey because not many Canadian guys end up going very far and doing very well in baseball.  He was immediately placed on the 15-day disabled list, and was projected to return after the All-Star break. I hear they are many…. Growing up, Morneau was an avid sports fan, whose favourite athletes included hockey players Patrick Roy, Cam Neely (also a native of British Columbia), and Ray Bourque; and baseball players John Olerud, Ken Griffey Jr, Jack Morris and Larry Walker. For much of his career, he wore number 33 to honor his idol, former NHL goaltender Patrick Roy. As a homesick minor leaguer in Florida, he would log onto a Vancouver radio station online to hear the weather and traffic reports and wonder what his friends were up to back home.. She was a bartender at the Moose Club in South Saint Paul. A week later, he hit his first career home run off Kansas City Royals reliever Albie Lopez. Justin has an older brother, Geordie. 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During Morneau's first three seasons with the Twins, he wore #27. He became the first Canadian to win the Home Run Derby. , On August 31, 2013, Morneau 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. Morneau attended Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School in New Westminster, later transferring to Richard McBride Elementary School, where his mother was a teacher and coach and where he enrolled in a French immersion program. He became the first Canadian to win the AL MVP award, and the second Canadian to win a major league MVP award (Larry Walker was the first, having won the NL MVP Award in 1997; Walker and Morneau were joined in 2010 by Joey Votto). He singled in his first career at-bat off Jason Jennings and went 2 for 4 in the game.