Notre Dame’s Torii Hunter Jr. Takes Bad Hit, Goes Limp As Dad Watches On

Well this was a scary hit. Notre Dame senior wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. took a hard hit to the head in the end zone during the third quarter of Sunday night’s Fighting Irish vs. Texas Longhorns matchup. Torii Hunter Jr. taken to locker room after hit that officials judged legal and safe: — Deadspin (@Deadspin) September...
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Notre Dame WR Hunter knocked out of game by helmet hit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Notre Dame wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. left the game against Texas after taking a hard shot to the head in the end zone from defensive back DeShon Elliott late in the third quarter. Hunter was the intended receiver on a pass from DeShone Kizer. The ball hit Hunter in the hands, but Elliott landed a shoulder and helmet to Hunter's head and the ball fell incomplete...
Via Associated Press
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Video: Texas’ DeShon Elliott decapitates Torii Hunter Jr.

The Texas Longhorns are looking to make a big statement in the season-opener against Notre Dame and safety DeShon Elliott is doing his part to make sure the Fighting Irish offense stays out of the endzone. Early in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game, Notre Dame wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. was coming across the middle when he was walloped by the Longhorns defensive back...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Jr. selected by father's former team, Angels, in MLB Draft

In addition to being a weapon at wide receiver for Notre Dame, Torii Hunter Jr. also plays outfield on the school’s baseball team. Outfield is of course where Hunter’s father Torii made a living for 19 seasons in the MLB.  Today, one of the elder Hunter’s former teams, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, selected Hunter Jr. in the 23rd round of the 2016 MLB Draft. To make...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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’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

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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