Torii Hunter plops down in a leather chair in a room of his 19,900-square-foot, Mediterranean-style estate that is part sports bar, part shrine. Three flat-screen TVs are tuned in to ESPN and MLB Network. A trophy case is filled with Gold Glove awards and an array of memorabilia. There's a pool table, bar and a life-sized cardboard cutout of the former Angels outfielder in action. It's a dream room for any serious sports fan, but it's missing the one thing Hunter covets most, something the $135 million he's made in 14 big league seasons can't buy: A World Series ring. "When I wake up at 5:45 a.m. to work out, all I think about is that World Series ring," says Hunter, 37. "That's what's driving me. I've been searching for it all my life."
Torii Hunter still chasing coveted World Series ring
Los Angeles Times | Feb 3