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  • Rex Hudler completed his third season alongside Ryan Lefebvre and Steve Physioc as the Kansas City Royals television color commentator on FOX Sports Kansas City. A veteran of 36 years in professional baseball, 21 as a player, Hudler, was nicknamed "Wonder Dog" during his playing career.

     

    During his professional career (1978-1998), Hudler played for 18 different teams, including a 1993 stint in Japan. In 774 career major league games, Hudler registered a .261 average with 56 home runs and 169 RBI. His minor league career consisted of 1,083 games.

     

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  • Rex Hudler is in demand as a motivational speaker and has done presentations for such companies as ConAgra Foods, Bank of America, Advanced Sterilization Products (a J&J company), Franklin Covey, Edison Int'l, Terminix, and many others.

     

    Rex Hudler was known amongst his Major League Baseball teammates and coaches as being an energizing force on the field, in the clubhouse, and on the bench. Finding his niche in the Major Leagues as a utility player enabled Rex to be the ultimate team player. When audiences experience the "wonderdog" in one of his motivational talks, they will hear Rex share practical fundamentals he used in the game of baseball that will help your team win in the game of business.

    "Thanks so much to Rex for speaking at our conference.  As we kicked off our 3rd quarter we planned a conference with a theme and energy we believed would jump start our group.  As our key note speaker, Rex brought that energy, inspiration and fun to our meeting that we continue to draw from as my team finished #1 on the quarter. He was a perfect fit for what we were trying to accomplish.  Thanks again!"

    Andrew J. Jeppson

    Northern California District Manager
    FranklinCovey

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  • Having Rex Hudler as a guest speaker in November at our weekend services here at The Grove Community Church was one of the highlights of our year. Rex brought a message of hope, challenge, encouragement, humor, honesty and Biblical truth. Our people were moved by his honesty and humility. His stories were relevant and timely for the days in which we live. Rex was able to speak to every age group in the church and connected well on each and every level. 

     

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  • Rex is available to help with fundraisers and other charity events.  Recently, Rex was honored to be invited to The Let It Be Foundation’s annual golf event in Chino, Ca.  The event was sold out and was a great financial success.  The Let It Be Foundation helps families who have a child with a life threatening illness.  For more information, please see their website at www.theletitbefoundation.org.

     

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Team Up For Down Syndrome

Rex and Jennifer Hudler began a non-profit organization called Team Up For Down Syndrome after their first son, Cade, was born with Down syndrome. This article, reprinted from the Philadelphia Inquirer, tells the beginning of their story.

Splinters - A Memoir by Rex Hudler

"After playing professional baseball for over 20 years and broadcasting the Angels for ten years, I finally decided to write a book entitled Splinters, A Memoir by Rex Hudler.

Rex Hudler

TELEVISION COLOR ANALYST

Rex HudlerRex Hudler completed his third season alongside Ryan Lefebvre and Steve Physioc as the Kansas City Royals television color commentator on FOX Sports Kansas City. A veteran of 36 years in professional baseball, 21 as a player, Hudler, was nicknamed "Wonder Dog" during his playing career.

During his professional career (1978-1998), Hudler played for 18 different teams, including a 1993 stint in Japan. In 774 career major league games, Hudler registered a .261 average with 56 home runs and 169 RBI. His minor league career consisted of 1,083 games.

Born in Tempe, AZ and a 1978 graduate of Bullard High School (Fresno, CA), Hudler played baseball, soccer and football, earning first-team All-America honors as a wide receiver. He was a 1999 inductee into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame. His talent landed him 25 football scholarship offers and upon which he signed a letter of intent to play at Notre Dame.  He was drafted and signed by the Yankees right out of high school.

Hudler is an award winning broadcaster who began his broadcasting career as a special correspondent for “Good Morning America” during the 1997 playoffs, World Series and 1998 Super Bowl.  He was honored as the 2003, 2005 and 2007 Television Color analyst by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters for his work on Angels broadcasts for KCAL and Fox Sports Net.  He won an Emmy in 2004 for “Angels in the Infield”.  Hudler is also featured as the color commentator alongside Jon Miller on ESPN’s 2004 MLB video game, Sega’s MLB 2K3 video game, and the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010  MLB “The Show” video game.  

Hudler is active in baseball clinics, makes motivational speaking engagements, and hosts fundraising and auction events throughout the year. Hudler and his wife Jennifer founded “Team Up for Down Syndrome” to help support the Down Syndrome community nationwide. In February 2002, the Goodwill Industries of Orange County honored Hudler with the Walter Knott Service Award. The Hudlers were also awarded the 2007 Humanitarian Award by Stillpoint Resources. In 2008 they were given the  “Changing The World” award by Chapman University.  In 2009, Hudler was selected by the Southern California Sports Broadcaster’s Association as Best Analyst in both radio and television for his work.

Hudler can be reached through his website, www.RexHudler.com and his book, “Splinters”, is available for purchase there. The couple has four children, Alyssa, Cade, William and David and reside in Overland Park, Kansas.