Hunter Pence is a former Major League Baseball player, broadcaster, gamer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He currently splits his time between San Francisco, Southern California, and Houston. Now in retirement from baseball, Hunter is pursuing his passions outside of the game including broadcasting, e-sports, philanthropy, and speaking.
SPEAKING: Hunter is known for giving his teammates, fans, and communities motivational speeches that have led to unexpected wins, playoff runs, and unmeasurable chemistry. He enjoys speaking on the topics of teamwork, positivity, and resilience. He is also passionate about exploring the power of the mind and discussing the various theories, concepts, and science regarding the brain and the mind’s strengths and abilities.
BASEBALL: Hunter’s 14-year MLB career included two World Series Championships as a member of the San Francisco Giants and four All-Star appearances. Hunter was a four-time Heart and Hustle Award winner, which is voted on by former MLB players and presented annually to an active player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit, and traditions of the game. Hunter was drafted by the Houston Astros in 2007 and went on to play for the Philadelphia Phillies (2011-2012), San Francisco Giants (2012-2018, 2020), and the Texas Rangers (2019).
BROADCASTING: He broadcasts for NBC Sports Bay Area on the Giants pre and post-game shows, and has been the game analyst for both the Giants broadcast and a national broadcast on Fox Sports. Hunter also hosts a highly-rated weekly podcast on The Athletic Baseball Show called The Baseball Barista. In addition, he co-hosts the only year-round global radio show devoted to college baseball “Perfect Game College Baseball” on SiriusXM.
GAMING: Hunter is an avid gamer who streams on Twitch regularly. He hosts tournaments for Magic: The Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons, and other games. Hunter also owns a gaming café, Coral Sword, in Houston, TX that features a myriad of games from board games, to video games, to card games.
PHILANTHROPY: Hunter and Alexis Pence are passionate philanthropists with a special interest in preserving the planet, and programs supporting children. In 2018, the Pences were the recipients of the Inspiration Award presented by the Wender Weis Foundation for Children (WWFC), which is bestowed to an athlete who has used their platform to offer philanthropic support to Bay Area children. Hunter has spearheaded campaigns raising over $200,000 for various nonprofit organizations.