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
Rex Hudler joined the Angels television broadcast team in 1999, working alongside longtime play-by-play broadcaster Steve Physioc. Hudler began his broadcasting career as a special correspondent for Good Morning America during the 1997 playoffs, World Series and 1998 Super Bowl. Rex can be seen broadcasting Anaheim Angel games on KCAL and FOX and he has also worked Saturday national broadcasts and playoff games for FOX. In 2003, Rex was honored by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association when he was awarded "Best Color Analyst."
A veteran of 21 years in professional baseball (1978-1998), Hudler played three seasons for the Angels (1994-96) as an infielder and outfielder. In his final season with the club, he hit .311 with a career-high 16 home runs in 92 games.
During his professional career, Hudler, who earned the nickname "Wonder Dog," played for 18 different teams, including a 1993 stint in Japan. In 774 career major league games, he registered a .261 average with 56 home runs and 169 RBI. Hudler's minor league career consisted of 1,083 games.
A native of Tempe, AZ, and a graduate of Bullard High School (Fresno, CA), Hudler played baseball, soccer, and football. Rex earned first-team All-American honors as a wide receiver. He was a 1999 inductee into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame.
Hudler, who is active throughout the Southern California community as a motivational speaker, also assists the Angels with baseball clinics and other community events. After their son Cade was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Rex 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 Rex with the Walter Knott Service Award. The Hudlers reside in Orange County and have four children: Alyssa, Cade, William, and David.