San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence and family adopt new puppy

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence and family have adopted a new puppy.

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence and his family have adopted a new puppy, so it’s time to play ball!

(Actually, given the recent news that 2020 baseball season will actually happen, they were going to play ball anyway, but backyard fetch is more fun and less dangerous given the pandemic.)

This news was announced on Twitter on Wednesday, June 24 by Pence’s wife Alexis, who is a lifestyle YouTuber/Twitch streamer who uses the handle LetsGoLexi as she does lifestyle videos and coffee reviews.

Pence himself is also a Twitch streamer, specializing in fantasy series Magic: The Gathering and baseball simulation MLB: The Show.

The puppy’s name is not known as of yet, but it is a female, and she’ll be a great addition to the ranks of good baseball dogs.

Hunter Pence began his Major League Baseball career with the Houston Astros in 2007, he was later traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011, and a year later sent to the Bay Area. In 2019 he was with the Texas Rangers before re-signing with San Francisco before the 2020 season.

He’s played all three positions in the outfield, been elected to the All-Star Game four times (2009, 2011, 2014, 2019), and won two World Series titles in 2012 and 2014.

According to Baseball Reference, Pence has 1,786 hits, 324 doubles, 54 triples, 242 home runs, 936 runs batted in, 887 runs scored, 120 stolen bases, and a career batting average of .280 through 1,690 games.

He has also guest-starred as himself as one of Stephanie’s (Jodie Sweetin) boyfriends in the Fuller House episode (1.10) “A Giant Leap,” which was a fun callback, as during her Little League days, Stephanie played for a team called the Giants (“Stephanie Plays the Field”, Full House 4.22).

The 2020 MLB season will be drastically different, trying to squeeze around 50 games into two months, but Hunter Pence and the Giants have as good a shot to make a deep playoff run as any other team, and this new doggo will do her best to cheer her dad on.

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