Torii Hunter Tackles Recent Violence In Twins HOF SpeechThe Minnesota Twins inducted Torii Hunter into the team's Hall of Fame on Saturday, and the popular outfielder concluded his acceptance speech with a plea for unity in the wake of two recent police shootings that have sparked unrest across the country.
Twins To Induct Hunter, Gordon To Hall Of FameIt's Hall of Fame weekend for the Minnesota Twins, and two big names for fans will become the 27th and 28th members of the club.
Torii Hunter Mentoring Miguel Sano In New Outfield RoleOne of the big changes this year is moving Miguel Sano, the slugger, to the outfield. It was done to make room for Byung Ho Park as a designated hitter.
Torii Hunter Keeps Things Lively As Assistant At Twins Training CampTorii 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.
Aguilera, Hawkins, Hunter To Guest Coach For Twins In SpringThe Twins will have three new guest instructors at spring training, former players Rick Aguilera, LaTroy Hawkins and Torii Hunter. General manager Terry Ryan said Friday that Hawkins will arrive when camp opens Feb. 21, Hunter will start Feb. 26.
Hunter, Announcer Gordon To Join Twins Hall of FameRecently 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.
2015 In Review: The Year In Local SportsMinnesota doesn't seem to lack anything in having big sports stories over the course of a year, and 2015 was no exception. Here's a look back at the crazy year that was Minnesota sports.
Hicks: Twins Criticism In 2014 'Made Me A Stronger Player'Aaron Hicks was hitting .161 for the Minnesota Twins 1 1/2 months into the 2015 season when manager Ron Gardenhire and assistant general manager Rob Antony took the unusual step of criticizing him publicly. "To hit .160, .170, those don't last in the big leagues," Gardenhire told reporters. "He needs to start studying the game a little more."
Twins OF Torii Hunter Announces Retirement After 19 SeasonsTorii Hunter has concluded his playing career of 19 major league seasons, including more than a decade with the Minnesota Twins. The 40-year-old has a strong desire to stay in the game, though. He just can't quit.
Twins Outfielder Torii Hunter Retires After 19 SeasonsAfter 19 seasons in the big leagues, one of the all-time favorite players in the Minnesota Twins organization is calling it a career. Twins officials confirmed Monday night that outfielder Torii Hunter, who will turn 41 next July, has decided to retire.
Miguel Sano Wins Twins MVP, Top Rookie HonorsMiguel Sano is the big winner with the Minnesota Twins annual awards. Sano was chosen as most valuable player and most outstanding rookie. The awards, voted on by the Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, were announced Tuesday by the Twins.
8 Silver Linings To An Awful Weekend In Minnesota SportsIt could've been one of the most fun and exciting weekends in Minnesota sports in some time, but it all came crashing down. Literally every team that could've lost did. But that doesn't mean all is lost among those teams. Here are eight silver linings from a rough weekend in Minnesota sports.