Torii Hunter Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Torii Hunter net worth is
$60 Million

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$ 10.5 million

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Torii Hunter Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Torii Kedar Hunter was born on 18 July 1975, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA. He is a former professional baseball player, best known for playing in Major League Baseball (MLB) with teams such as the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Minnesota Twins. He’s a five-time All-Star, with his efforts having put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Torii Hunter? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $60 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional baseball. Prior to retiring, he was earning around $10.5 million a year as a player. He won nine consecutive Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards. All of these ensured the position of his wealth.

Torii Hunter Net Worth $60 million

Torii attended Pine Bluff High School and used sports as an outlet, as he and his brothers played baseball, football, basketball and track. He would play sports for various teams at his high school, and eventually became particularly known for his baseball skills. He became part of the US Junior Olympic team in 1992, and was then offered a place at Pepperdine University, however, he opted to go straight into professional baseball instead.

Hunter was selected by the Minnesota Twins as their first round Draft pick in 1993, and would make his first major league appearance four years later. However, he only had a little playing time until 1999, when he was given the chance to play regularly. The following year, he started to showcase his skills, but was put back to Triple-A to improve some aspects of his game. Eventually, after a good run in the minor leagues, he was called back to the main roster and was rewarded by being named as the Best Defensive Outfielder by Baseball America. In 2001 his statistics further improved, leading the team in outfield assists, bats, and home runs, and helping the team to a winning season, also winning his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award. His salary and growing net worth was certainly justified.

The following year, Hunter became a contender for the Most Valuable Player Award and was selected to become part of the All-Star game. The whole Twins team improved as well and they would win the American League Central Division, but would lose in the ALCS against the Anaheim Angels. Despite losing, Hunter was rewarded with the Calvin R. Griffith Award as Most Valuable Twin, and got his second Gold Glove. In 2003, Torii had difficulty offensively, but his defense remained solid, earning him his third straight Gold Glove. He missed half of the 2005 season because of injury, but stayed with the Twins until the 2007 season.

He turned down a three-year $45 million offer from Minnesota, and instead signed a $90 million five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. During this time, he was considered as one of the greatest players in the league, achieving a three home-run feat during 2009, and would continue to make All-Star appearances.

Eventually, after the 2011 season, he became a free agent and signed with the Detroit Tigers, who gave him a two-year $26 million contract that boosted his net worth even further. As part of the Tigers, he hit his 300th career home run and would have his final selection to the All-Star Game. In December 2014, Torii would agree to a $10.5 million one-year contract with the Minnesota Twins, completing the season before retiring.

For his personal life, it is known that Torii Hunter married Katrina whom he met during high school. He has three sons, the eldest of whom plays baseball and football at Notre Dame. His younger son joined the Arkansas State University football team. Aside from baseball, Hunter remains active in terms of charity work. He started the “Torii Hunter Project Education Initiative” which aims to give college scholarships to students in several cities. He also contributes to the Big Brothers and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 18, 1975
Birth place: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:225 lbs (102.1 kg)
Profession:Baseball player
Education:Pine Bluff High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Katrina Hunter
Children:Torii Hunter Jr., Darius Hunter, Monshadrik Hunter, Cameron Hunter
Parents:Theotis Hunter, Shirley Hunter
Siblings:Tramar Hunter, Farolyn Denise, Tishque Hunter, Taru Hunter
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2008.
2(November 21) Agrees to a five-year, $90 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels.
3Wears #48 for the Minnesota Twins and plays center field.
4Likes rap music, but rarely goes to concerts. The last one he remembers attending was Run D.M.C., when he was eight. He lists Tupac and Bonecrusher as his favorite rappers.
5Has two sons: Cameron and Torii Jr.
6He has a 32-inch vertical leap. He keeps his legs strong in the off-season by doing box jumps.
7He is responsible for all handshakes on the Twins. Every player has his own personal one, all of which are concocted by Torii.
8Made major league debut on 22 August 1997 as a pinch-runner in his only appearance that season.
9Center fielder with the Minnesota Twins, 1997-present.


Filmography

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sunday Night Baseball2002-2014TV SeriesHimself - Minnesota Twins Center Fielder / Himself - Anaheim Angels Center Fielder / Himself - Detroit Tigers Right Fielder / ...
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
2007 MLB All-Star Game2007TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder, Minnesota Twins
Pardon the Interruption2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2006TV SeriesHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Kent Hrbek Outdoors2004TV SeriesHimself
2002 American League Championship Series2002TV SeriesHimself
2002 MLB All-Star Game2002TV SpecialHimself - AL Starting Center Fielder: Minnesota Twins

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2013TV SeriesHimself - Detroit Tigers Right Fielder
Rome Is Burning2006-2009TV SeriesHimself

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