Category: Torii Hunter

January 18, 2018

Justin Morneau, who won 2006 AL MVP award with Twins, retires

Justin Morneau, who spent 11 of his 14 seasons with the Twins and was the American League MVP in 2006, announced his retirement on Wednesday. This didn’t come as too much of a surprise because news broke last week that he was joining the team as a special assistant. During a press conference, Morneau talked... Continue Reading »

December 2, 2016

An open letter to Derek Falvey, Twins chief baseball officer

November 30, 2016

Back with the band: Hunter, Cuddyer and Hawkins hired as special assistants

Falvey & Co., in their quest and wisdom to remake the Twins, have decided the team could benefit from the tutelage of some former players. The result has been a decision to hire as special assistants Torii Hunter, Michael Cuddyer and longtime relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins. That’s according to MLB Trade Rumors, citing a report... Continue Reading »

July 16, 2016

Twins start second half with loss to Tribe

Update: After nearly four hours of play, the Twins finally beat the Indians in walk-off fashion after an error in the bottom of the 11th inning scored the winning run. The Twins tied the game at 4-4 in the seventh and then watched as it was delayed by rain for two hours in the top... Continue Reading »

January 21, 2016

Torii’s turn: Hunter reflects on his baseball career via The Players’ Tribune

First Michael Cuddyer and now Torii Hunter, both of whom played for the Twins, has penned some thoughts about his playing career on The Players’ Tribune after he retired at the end of last season. .@toriihunter48 reflects on his baseball beginnings, the 2002 @Twins and pranking Big Papi. https://t.co/nCfeANZw8G pic.twitter.com/cTPWOCTNqS — The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune)... Continue Reading »

January 11, 2016

Yes, Torii Hunter will be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

After a 19-year career in the Major Leagues, including 12 seasons spent with the Twins, Torii Hunter retired at the end of last season. He’ll now have to wait five years before he appears on his first Hall of Fame ballot. Torii Hunter But once he does, I believe he will be enshrined. It won’t... Continue Reading »

October 31, 2015

Sporting News names Twins Manager Paul Molitor AL Manager of the Year; Hunter, Hawkins retire

Update: Twins Manager Paul Molitor is a finalist for Major League Baseball’s American League Manager of the Year award. The other finalists are Jeff Banister of the Texas Rangers and A.J. Hinch of the Houston Astros. The winner will be announced on Nov. 17. If Molitor wins, it will be his second managerial award this... Continue Reading »

September 29, 2015

Twins recap: youth movement, veterans help team down the stretch

The end: So that’s it for the Twins and the 2015 season. The Twins were swept out of wild-card contention by the Royals, but the team still won 13 more games than last year to finish with their first winning record (83-79) since 2010. Better things to come. I can feel it. Update: Well, this... Continue Reading »

May 10, 2015

Twinning: Twins show winning form early

Hope does spring eternal, especially if you’re a baseball fan. And even more so if you’re a fan of the Minnesota Twins because after a disastrous start to the season, Twins nation — if such a fan following exists — have plenty to get excited about. Twins held scoreless for 20 innings to start the... Continue Reading »

Hi, I’m Rolf Boone and I love the Twins.

I became a fan of the Minnesota Twins after a friendly wager in the early 1980s. I survived Ron Davis, the meltdown in Cleveland, Phil Bradley at the Kingdome and then marveled at a rising generation of stars and two World Series wins in 1987 and 1991. Brad Radke made the 1990s bearable, while Kirby Puckett’s eye injury, exit from the game and eventual death made it almost too much to bear. The new century ushered in more talent — Joe Mauer, Johan Santana, Joe Nathan, Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau — and consecutive seasons of playoff baseball, followed by consecutive seasons of losing baseball. A winning season returned in 2015. So here we are. Go Twins.