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Hunter Pence played for four teams during his long MLB career, but he is best known for his time with the San Francisco Giants. He made that clear on Saturday.
Celebrity softball games during the All-Star Game have gained popularity in recent years, in part because celebrities aren’t really celebrities and, frankly, aren’t very good at baseball.
Pence changed all that. The longtime San Francisco giant looked out of place in a Dodgers jersey and made sure to rip it off after hitting the shortened fence.
Pence still has MLB power because the man nearly crossed the halffield fence.
Giants: Hunter Pence stays loyal at Dodger Stadium
To be fair, he faced former Dodgers Andre Ettier, who threw the first ball behind him to send a message. So not only did Pence pull a home run in front of Dodgers fans, but he did so in a direct response to Ethier, which he really should have seen considering this was slow pitching softball.
Pence was a four-time All-Star — twice with San Francisco — and won the Bay World Series twice. He’s an unassuming name and has some unique talents. For a while, Pence was dubbed the funniest man in baseball, and for good reason.
On Saturday night, Pence proved that he still matters in today’s game, even the All-Star Celebrity Game in Los Angeles, of all places.