This past summer, we spent four days photographing Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins for ESPN The Magazine’s special Age Issue. If you are not from Minnesota or a baseball fan, Joe is a huge sports icon in the community as he grew up here and is now playing for the hometown team.
ESPN wanted us to go beyond the action on the field and capture who Joe was as an athlete both off and on the field so it was fun getting to see what he does to prepare for the game. He was great to work with, which in turn made our job easy. It was nice to get to know Joe beyond being a baseball player and chat about things beyond the sport.
A few photos and tearsheets –