The Chicago White Sox has had some good nemesis over their long history but Torii Hunter remains one of the most memorable.
The Chicago White Sox have had so many respectable foes over the past 20 years. There are some that are considered a “nemesis” because of how good they were and some that were considered a “nemesis” because of an incident they had when playing the White Sox. Not many have been more of a thorn in the side of the White Sox than Torii Hunter.
Torii was a great baseball player that played Major League Baseball from 1997 to 2015. It was a fantastic career that was spent playing for the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, and Detroit Tigers. Other than his five seasons spent with the Angels, he was a division rival of the Chicago White Sox in every year of his career. Over his career with all three teams, he was a five-time all-star, nine-time Gold Glove award winner, and a two-time Silver Slugger. He was a great player for the Tigers and Angels but he spent 12 of his 19 years with the Twins.
He had some great moments for himself against the White Sox. MLB dot com named him a notable nemesis of the White Sox in a recent article and they reminded us of the time that Hunter barreled into White Sox catcher Jamie Burke. It wasn’t cool from the perspective of a White Sox fan because he probably could have scored through the lane to the plate he was given without destroying Burke in the process.
He had some good baseball numbers against the White Sox as well. You read before that he was a nine-time gold glove winner and he showed his impressive skills multiple times against the Sox. He made many great defensive plays against them including his ability to rob home runs. He also hit .282 with 35 home runs, 44 doubles, and 123 RBIs in 212 games against them. The Twins and White Sox had some brilliant battles during Torii Hunter’s time and he became quite the nemesis.