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Twins Spotlight: Episode 10 (Talkin' Torii Hunter with Jacque Jones, Royce Lewis and Niko Guardado)

At 8:00 pm central time on Monday night, join us for a special Twins Spotlight. We are going to talk about former Twins outfielder Torii Hunter with three people with a great relationships with the Twins Hall of Famer.

The discussion will be live on the Twins Daily social media platforms, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube pages.
Image courtesy of David Berding, USA Today (photos of Jones and Lewis by Seth Stohs, Twins Daily)
Recently, Torii Hunter fellow former Twins greats LaTroy Hawkins and Michael Cuddyer found their names on the new Hall of Fame ballot. All three had fantastic, long careers and deserve the honor.

On this show, we will be talking about Torii Hunter. Whether you believe that he had a Cooperstown-worthy careeror not, Hunter has been a popular player, teammate and mentor to many in and around the game.

Our panel includes three people that have great relationships with Torii Hunter to discuss his career and his role as a mentor.

JACQUE JONES

Jones found himself on the Hall of Fame ballot about seven years ago, and he got a vote. Jones and Hunter came up through the Twins farm system together after Jones was the team's second-round pick out of USC. Jones debuted and was Hunter's teammate through the 2005 season. The two remain good friends.

NIKO GUARDADO

Guardado has found himself in a number of memorable roles in TV and movies over the past eight years or so including a recurring role on The Goldbergs and a leading role in the remake of Party of Five. As you know, he is the son of Twins Hall of Famer and remains a fan of the team. He got to view those early '00s Twins team from a pretty special, unique perspective. Torii and Jacque remain active in many charities including the Eddie Guardado Autism Foundation Stars & Strikes event. Get to know more about Niko here.

ROYCE LEWIS

The Twins top prospect hails from southern California where he grew up watching Hunter with the Angels. The two met before the Twins even drafted Lewis and have built a very strong relationship. Lewis says that Hunter has been a tremendous mentor to him, giving him knowledge about topics on the baseball diamond as well as in the real world. Last offseason, Lewis moved to Texas and lives in the same city and the Hunter family.


In this show, it will be fun to hear stories from all three about their relationships with Torii Hunter over the years.

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Another excellent job, but somehow the Twins video events need to avoid Monday and Thursday night football.In this stay at home covid time it is hard to ignore the FB games.  

 

This was an excellent look at the man and not just the athlete.Thanks again.

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