Twins fan unveils Mauer man-sweater

BY foxsports • July 21, 2012

While the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals donned throwback uniforms for Saturday's game at Kauffman Stadium, one Twins fan had his own jersey creation. 

Late in the game, a shirtless fan in the seats behind third base and left field made it on to FOX Sports North's broadcast with his handcrafted Joe Mauer jersey: "MAUER" and "7" shaved into the hair on his back. The letters for "Mauer" were spelled in hair, while the No. 7 was shaved into the rest of the fan's back hair.

That's one way to save money on a jersey of the popular Mauer, who earned his fifth All-Star nod this season and is second in the American League batting race.

On the diamond, the Twins wore 1909 navy-blue throwbacks of the St. Paul Gophers, a team that played in Minnesota in the early 1900s. Minnesota also wore white hats that read "StPG" and had a navy brim shorter than the typical baseball hat. The Royals sported white Kansas City Monarchs throwbacks from 1920. Both jerseys were worn as part of a Salute to the Negro Leagues.

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