Minnesota Twins: Five Favorite All-Star Moments
Torii Hunter Robs Barry Bonds
This one was one of those amazing moments where I literally called what was going to happen.
I looked over at my uncle and I asked how crazy would it be if Bonds hit one and Torii just robs it?
In one of Hunter’s most iconic career moments, he did just that and delivered what would have been the game’s most memorable highlight had it not been for the ending.
Yes, the 2002 game was the year things ended on a 7-all tie and left all the fans in attendance and in their living rooms feeling ripped off.
Regardless of the ending, Hunter’s catch was an amazing moment and brilliant highlight in the history of the game.
Overall, Hunter had a busy All-Star break with an appearance in the Home Run Derby the night before and a starting nod the night of the big game.
Fans of the Minnesota Twins knew what Hunter could do but it wasn’t until that moment where fans from around the world got to see just how amazing of a defender he actually was.
He didn’t do much with the bat, going 0-for-2, but his impact on that game had already been made and Hunter officially arrived.
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And probably showed fans one of the biggest reasons the Twins were competing for an American League Central crown that season.