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Simmons Bank Donates Record $2.5M to UAPB Athletics

by Todd Traub 5/22/2018 4:35 pm

A record $2.5 million gift from Simmons Bank to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff athletic program means short-term cosmetic improvements and, hopefully, a long-term competitive edge, officials and coaches said Tuesday.

Homeruns and Heroes

by Staff 4/1/2014 12:01 am

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff hosted Homeruns and Heroes, a special event featuring Torii Hunter, Cliff Lee and Gov. Mike Beebe. Held at the Governor's Mansion, the event benefited the Torii Hunter Complex.

Pine Bluff's Torii Hunter Pledges $100,000 To Razorback Baseball Project

by Chris Bahn 3/4/2013 2:00 pm

Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, a Pine Bluff native, has pledged $100,000 to help with the construction of an indoor baseball/track practice facility.

How Pro Baseball Works: Mapping the Minor Leagues

by Todd Traub 12/17/2012 12:00 am

Since 1963, when minor league baseball organized into the structure under which it operates today, clubs have developed players almost exclusively for major league teams.

Phillies’ Cliff Lee Is Arkansas' Top Dollar Athlete

by Chris Bahn 12/17/2012 12:00 am

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee in 2012 enjoyed the most lucrative of his nine-plus seasons in Major League Baseball. Lee earned $21.5 million — that’s nearly $3.6 million per win — and topped the list of highest-paid athletes with ties to the state of Arkansas.

Arkansan Baseball Player Torii Hunter Heads to Detroit in $26M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2012 11:38 am

ESPN reports Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter (Pine Bluff) has reached an agreement with the Detroit Tigers on a new, two-year contract worth $26 million.

Torii Hunter

by Tre Baker 10/1/2012 10:06 am

Winner of multiple Gold Gloves making his case to stay in Orange County.

All-Star Roster Missing Arkansans, Not Arkansas Connections

by Todd Traub 7/9/2012 12:07 pm

Just a little digging reveals several members of this year's Major League All-Star squads have more than a passing acquaintance with the Natural State, including the son of a former quarterback Razorback fans might remember a little too well.

Torii Hunter

by MLB.com 6/14/2012 8:59 am

Pine Bluff does more than just bounce back from two-week absence.

Torii Hunter

by Tre Baker 5/30/2012 8:43 am

Angels see their outfielder coming back into action after two-week absence.

The Angels

by Tre Baker 5/15/2012 9:22 am

Torii Hunter takes leave to take care of some disturbing family business.

Jered Weaver

by 5/3/2012 8:46 am

Angels pitcher gets no-hitter with a little help from his friends.

Jim Harris: John Gross Embodied Pine Bluff's Love For Baseball

by Jim Harris 4/5/2012 1:47 pm

Pine Bluff is known for producing major leaguer Torii Hunter and the incredible athlete Basil Shabazz, who dabbled in the summer sport and tried the pro ranks as well. Pine Bluff was Billy Bock's last stop in a long and fabulous coaching career. The southeast Arkansas city at one time could boast of having the best youth baseball programs in the state and comparable to the top programs in the South. People outside Pine Bluff know names like Hunter, Shabazz and Bock, but it's some of the unsung people behind the scenes that made the sport special. John Gross was one of those men.

Full-Court Press: Arkansas 66, Michigan 64

by Doc Harper 1/21/2012 5:11 pm

Arkansas' Julysses Nobles forced Michigan's Trey Burke to shoot a difficult three-point shot that rimmed out as the clock hit 0:00 and the Razorbacks (13-5, 2-2) survived with a two-point victory at Bud Walton Arena. The Razorbacks started the game looking unbeatable, connecting on their first 11 field goal attempts and building a lead that reached 20 points in the first half, but only went 13 of 37 the rest of the way. Michigan (15-4, 5-2) worked its way back into the game and cut the lead to two points three times in the last four minutes, but never led.

California Angels

by Tre Baker 7/19/2011 8:56 am

Anaheim, er, Los Angeles has an outfield with the best of experienced and young talent.

Angels Blow Lead in 9th, Lose to Dodgers 3-2

by The Associated Press 6/27/2011 10:20 am

Angels manager Mike Scioscia was involved in plenty of close plays at the plate during his days as an All-Star catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He watched another one from the dugout in the Freeway Series finale.

Joe Johnson, Torii Hunter, A.J. Burnett Land on SI's 'Fortunate 50' List

by Chris Bahn 6/17/2011 10:45 am

There are again some familiar names on this year’s SI.com “Fortunate 50” list. The collection of the top earners in sports includes a trio of guys who grew up playing sports in Arkansas. Torii Hunter, A.J. Burnett and Joe Johnson all made the list thanks to huge salaries.

Torii Hunter

by Tre Baker 5/20/2011 8:38 am

Nine-time Gold Glove winner off on the wrong foot to the new season.

The Angels of Anaheim

by Tre Baker 8/23/2010 9:39 am

Torii Hunter gets moved over to right-field, go on an 8-8 binge.

Angels Move 9-time Gold Glove Winner Torii Hunter to Right Field

by The Associated Press 8/4/2010 10:03 am

The 35-year-old Hunter is being replaced in center by Peter Bourjos, who was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to make his major league debut. Scioscia said Bourjos can provide a spark and improve the Angels' outfield defense because two positions will be patrolled by natural center fielders.