Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  By BRIAN HALL  |  Last updated 8/29/13

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 28: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Atlanta Thrashers at the Prudential Center on December 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Thrashers 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Joe Mauer is the hometown star drafted by the Minnesota Twins. Zach Parise left for a while, but was brought back home by the Minnesota Wild. The two are considered humble, hard-working pillars of their teams and the similarities don't end there. After Mauer and his wife, Maddie, welcomed their own set of twins into the world this year, Parise and and his wife, Alisha, are reportedly going to have twins as well. The Minneapolis Star Tribune's Michael Russo reported the Parises have twin babies due in January. Parise and Mauer, who had become friends, have discussed the big news and their wives have connected also. "They're helping us out with different things to get that have helped them," Parise told the Star Tribune. Parise signed his 13-year contract with the Wild in July 2012 to return home where he was born and his dad was a player and coach for the Minnesota North Stars. Parise played his prep hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary's. Parise will now be starting his own family in t...
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