Tony Gwynn lost his long fought battle with Cancer today at the age of 54, with the passing of Gwynn Major League Baseball (MLB) lost one of its great players / ambassadors.
Gwynn played his entire career with the San Diego Padres and earned the nickname Mr. Padre. Playing 20 seasons for the Padres, Gwynn finished his career batting .338, winning eight batting titles, five Gold Gloves Awards, and he was an 18-time All-Star.
Gwynn helped revolutionize hitting with his use of video; he became known as Captain Video. His wife would record his games and Gwynn would spend hours upon hours reviewing his at-bats looking for ways to improve. His hard work paid off as he never hit below .309 during his career, while accumulating 3,141 hits doing in many different ways. Never known for power, what you did know about Tony Gwynn was that he was going to put the ball in play.
Padres’ fans were lucky to have Tony Gwynn, he maybe the last player to have a long playing-career with one team.
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