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Torii Hunter plays catch with Leukemia patient named after him

  • David Whitlock

Torii Hunter is widely regarded as one of the “good guys” of professional baseball.  Great teammate and great human being.  The latter was on display today, as he played catch with a youngster named Hunter.  Yes, he was named after Torii by his huge Minnesota Twins fans parents, and they drove their son to Detroit as part of the Make-a-Wish foundation.  Click to watch the video from the report by Dakota Gardner of (via @shannon_hogan/Fox Tigers)


-David Whitlock @lhd_on_sports

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David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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