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Torii Hunter trolls Twins fan who flubbed catching home run

A Twins fan nearly came down with a home run ball off the bat of Salvador Perez, but it wasn’t to be.The fan lined up perfectly with the ball, and looked set to make the catch with his glove, but it bounced off, and his moment in the limelight was ruined.Former Twins outfielder Torii Hunter, who’s now an analyst/commentator for the network, thought it was pretty damn funny at...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen says he was not consulted on move to right field

Andrew McCutchen was not entirely thrilled by his move from center field to right.McCutchen said Friday that he was not consulted about the position shift, and was initially quite unhappy with the move.“It wasn’t an ask,” McCutchen said Friday, via Jayson Stark of ESPN. “It was more of a ‘say.’ It was ‘I have to move there.’“That was one of the first times that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 17, 2017  |  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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
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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