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Mauer, Morneau, Kubel Comprise One of MLB’s Top Trios

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau were quickly dubbed the "M & M Boys" when they reached the big leagues.

The moniker isn't new. It was first applied to Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, who fired the public's imagination in 1961 by combining for 115 homers and 270 RBI.

The tag isn't entirely accurate, either. While Morneau has displayed decent power and an above-average ability to drive in runs, Mauer, until recently, has been primarily a line-drive hitter who has showed an uncanny ability to get on base and a propensity to hit for a high average.

Perhaps it's time, too, for the  wordsmiths who come up with those ingenious nicknames to coin another ...

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