RIP Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn, a fifteen time all-star, passed away on Monday at the age of 54.

The baseball community lost a key member on Monday. Tony Gwynn passed away of cancer at the young age of 54. Gwynn played twenty seasons in San Diego, making 15 all star teams. He was a .338 career hitter with 3,141 hits and 1,138 runs batted in. Gwynn had his number retired and a statue built in his honor by the Padres in 2004 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. He finished his career as the Manager of the San Diego State baseball team, where he coach Stephen Strasburg. Gwynn’s son currently plays in the Major Leagues for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Gwynn collected his 3000th hit against the Montreal Expos on August 6th, 2009.

He was inducted into Cooperstown in 2007 in his first year of eligibility.

 

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