Orioles shortstop prospect Gunnar Henderson recently spoke with PressBox about his favorite sports teams growing up, his favorite spot to eat in Maryland, his favorite movie and more.

PressBox: What were your favorite sports teams growing up?
Gunnar Henderson: The Braves were always around us, so that’s what I usually grew up watching, but as I got into my teenage years, I liked watching the Angels. I’ve always been a big Auburn Tigers fan, and basketball, I’ve always enjoyed watching the Boston Celtics.

PB: Who was your favorite sports star growing up?
GH: When I was younger it was actually Randy Johnson. Then once I started watching it a lot more, it was Corey Seager.

PB: What’s your favorite guilty food?
GH: Pizza

PB: What’s your favorite spot to eat back home in Alabama?
GH: My favorite spot to eat is Hancock’s Bar-B-Que [in Selma].

PB: Do you have a favorite spot to eat yet in Maryland?
GH: Jimmy’s Famous Seafood has been very good.

PB: What’s your favorite movie?
GH: I’d have to go with the “Avengers” movies or “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

PB: What TV show are you binge-watching?
GH: I’ve actually been watching “The Mandalorian.”

PB: What’s a bucket-list place you haven’t visited?
GH: I’ve always wanted to go to the Bahamas. I’ve never been there, but hopefully I can do that at some point.

PB: What’s your favorite vacation spot?
GH: Orange Beach, Ala.

PB: What are some of your favorite basketball and baseball memories from high school?
GH: Pretty much just my senior year. It wasn’t really one specific memory — just that year in general was one of the best years. … I grew up with all those guys. Just being able to have that great of a year in basketball and baseball, just spending it with them was a blessing.

Photo Credit: Joey Gardner

Issue 269: June/July 2021

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