Timothy Michael Hunt (August 4, 1977 – April 24, 2014) played minor league baseball from 2000 to 2002 and was later a member of the United States men's national softball team.
United States men's national softball team is the national team for the United States. The 1988 World Championships were held in Saskatoon, Canada. The team played 13 games in the round robin round. The United States beat Australia 21-1 in one game in this round. The team competed at the 1992 ISF Men's World Championship in Manila, Philippines where they finished with 10 wins and 3 losses. The team competed at the 1996 ISF Men's World Championship in Midland, Michigan where they finished with 10 wins and 4 losses. The team competed at the 2000 ISF Men's World Championship in East London, South Africa where they finished third. The team competed at the 2004 ISF Men's World Championship in Christchurch, New Zealand where they finished third. The team competed at the 2009 ISF Men's World Championship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where they finished fourth.
He was born in Yorba Linda, California. Prior to playing professionally, he attended Fullerton College and Briar Cliff University. He played for the independent Sioux City Explorers in 2000, hitting .188/.304/.271 in 39 games. The next year, he hit .250/.367/.283 with 18 RBI in 57 games for the Duluth–Superior Dukes and in 2002, he hit .218/.371/.218 in 19 games for the Long Beach Breakers.
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Fullerton College is a community college in Fullerton, California. The college is one of 112 in the California Community Colleges System and belongs to the North Orange County Community College District. Established in 1913, it is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California.
Briar Cliff University is a private, Franciscan liberal arts university in Sioux City, Iowa.
He participated in the 2007 World Cup of Softball for the U.S. men's national squad.He also played in the 2006 International Softball Congress World Tournament.
The third World Cup of Softball was held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA between July 12 and July 16, 2007. USA won their second World Cup by defeating Japan 3-0 in the Championship Game.
The International Softball Congress (ISC) is a non-profit association for the promotion and administration of men's and boys fastpitch softball throughout North America with athletes coming from all over the world.
He died in San Bernardino County, California at age 39 in an all-terrain vehicle accident.
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