Monday, June 16, 2014

REST IN PEACE: TONY GWYNN, "MR. PADRE": 1960-2014


May 9th, 1960- June 16th, 2014

This has been a brutal couple of weeks for baseball fans, as word has gotten out that Hall of Famer Tony Gywnn has passed away due to cancer.
Perhaps the best pure hitter of the past couple of generations, Gwynn became the player identified as "Mr. Padre", about as beloved a San Diego athlete as there ever was, or will be.
Eight time batting champ, 15-time all-star, a member of the 3000-hit club, and Hall of Famer.
He was only 54 years young.
Rest in Peace Tony Gwynn, from one "May 9-er" to another...

His 1983 Topps rookie card


3 comments:

  1. Tony Gwynn was one of those players you liked and admired even though he didn't play on your favorite teams......RIP Mr. Padre.

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  2. I was listening to the radio today to the top Milwaukee baseball writer. He had nothing high praise for Tony. RIP

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