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The Torii Hunter Hangover

Photo Credit: Marilyn Indahl- USA Today SportsWhen a team starts out as poorly as the Twins have this season, fans are going to be left searching for answers. Is this Terry Ryan's fault for not having a better roster? Are the minor league coaches to blame for not preparing the team's top prospects? Or is there a much simpler answer?Over the last week, there has been plenty of discussion...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
12 days ago

Torii Hunter on (Data-Free) Outfield Defense

Torii Hunter is a bit of an enigma when it comes to discussing defense. The now-retired outfielder isn’t a big believer in shifts — or data in general — yet he understands the importance of positioning. A nine-time Gold Glove winner, Hunter had a way of being in the right place at the right time when he patrolled center (and sometimes right) for the Twins, Angels and Tigers...
Via Fangraphs
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Hunter enjoys role as special assistant at spring training

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Torii Hunter teased his former Twins teammates, joked with fans and ran sprints in the outfield.But he steered clear of the bat rack."I think I'm going through withdrawal every time I see a bat," he said Saturday, a smile flashing across his face. "I'm going to stay away from the bats."Hunter, who retired last November at 40 after 19 seasons in the big leagues...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter keeps things lively as assistant at Twins camp

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Torii Hunter teased his former Twins teammates, joked with fans and ran sprints in the outfield. But he steered clear of the bat rack. ''I think I'm going through withdrawal every time I see a bat,'' he said Saturday, a smile flashing across his face. ''I'm going to stay away from the bats.'' Hunter, who retired last November at 40 after 19 seasons in the...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins Hall of Fame will add Hunter, Gordon this summer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Recently retired outfielder Torii Hunter and former radio announcer John Gordon have been elected to the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. The Twins announced Friday that Hunter and Gordon will be inducted in separate pregame ceremonies July 16 and 17. They'll become the 27th and 28th members. The 40-year-old Hunter played 12 of his 19 seasons with the Twins, including...
Via Associated Press
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter’s Hall of Fame case pales in comparison to a pair of contemporaries

On Monday night, Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter announced his retirement after 17 full seasons in the majors with the Twins, Angels, and Tigers. Hunter has a reputation of being an above average hitter and excellent defender in center field, and a player who could receive some support for the Hall of Fame when he reaches the ballot in five years. (note: this article will...
Via The Outside Corner
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Five-Time MLB All-Star Torii Hunter Retires From Baseball

Torii Hunter is calling it quits. The five-time All-Star and nine-time Gold Glove award winner told the Minnesota Star Tribune that he’s ready to focus on life outside baseball. “I’ve been married to the game 23 years,” Hunter said. “I put it almost No. 1 in my life. My family kind of second. I made sacrifices for my family. And now it is time...
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Gets Walker, Adult Diapers From Twins For 40th Birthday (Video)

Torii Hunter still is finding ways to contribute for the Minnesota Twins, but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s old in baseball years. And his teammates didn’t miss the chance to poke fun at him on his 40th birthday. Before the Twins lost 3-2 in extra innings against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, Hunter’s teammates gave him some presents more fit for an 80-year...
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter Gets Walker and Adult Diapers From Teammates For 40th Birthday

There are certain birthdays you look forward to like your 18th and 21st (for obvious reasons), but there is one that you most certainly do not look forward to because it means you are officially getting old. You are officially middle-aged. I'm talking about the dreaded 4-0.On Saturday Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter officially turned 40. To commemorate the event his teammates...
Via FatManWriting
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins gift Torii Hunter with walker for 40th birthday

By Darren Albert The Minnesota Twins have surprisingly won 50 of their first 90 games in the 2015 season, and the increased number of wins has been directly proportional to the sense of humor in the clubhouse. Veteran slugger Torii Hunter, the elder statesman of the team, celebrated his 40th birthday on Saturday, which is, like, 80 in baseball years. The Twins were sure to shower...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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