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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Articles tagged: Tony Gwynn

San Diego State retires Tony Gwynn’s uniform No. 19 (Video)

Tony Gwynn, who passed away last year due to cancer, will forever be remembered as one of the greatest hitters in Major League Baseball history. Prior to a 20-year big league career with the San Diego Padres, Gwynn attended San Diego State University, where he played both baseball and basketball. He returned after his playing…Read More

Tony Gwynn Jr. gets standing ovation from Phillies fans (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Tony Gwynn Jr. returned to the Philadelphia Phillies with a heavy heart on Tuesday night. The 31-year-old came on in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter in what was his first at-bat since he left the team to mourn the death of his father. He received a warm reception….Read More

Stephen Strasburg also quit chewing tobacco after Tony Gwynn’s death

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Addison Reed isn’t the only one of Tony Gwynn’s former players who was given a much-needed wakeup call after Mr. Padre lost his battle with cancer. Stephen Strasburg, who also played for Gwynn at San Diego State, is giving up smokeless tobacco, too. “I think it’s a disgusting habit, looking back on…Read More

Addison Reed quits smokeless tobacco after Tony Gwynn’s death

Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Addison Reed recently quit using smokeless tobacco, and it took the loss of a baseball legend to inspire him to kick the unhealthy habit. On Saturday, Reed told reporters that he threw out all of his cans of dip and swore off tobacco the day Tony Gwynn lost his battle with…Read More

Tony Gwynn once drove to Foot Locker to buy bat boys new sneakers

Stories about Tony Gwynn’s generosity have not stopped pouring in since he passed away on Monday, and we don’t expect them to any time soon. Gwynn was a rare combination of supreme talent and kindheartedness. Few stories encapsulate that better than the one written by a former San Diego Padres bat boy for Deadspin on…Read More

Tigers honor Tony Gwynn with his initials in the ‘5.5 hole’

Teams across Major League Baseball paid tribute to Tony Gwynn on Monday night after the Hall of Famer lost his battle with cancer. Gwynn was one of the most well-liked players in MLB history, and almost every player, fan, coach and anyone else connected to the game felt the sting of his passing on some…Read More

The best, must-read stories about Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn dying on Monday was a huge blow to the Padres franchise, Major League Baseball, the city of San Diego, and sports fans as a whole. Tony was one of the best hitters of all time, and he had a special personality to match his incredible talent. As a way of honoring and preserving…Read More

Greg Maddux once had an awesome Tony Gwynn quote

The baseball world was mourning the passing of one of its most beloved players on Monday, as San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn lost his battle with cancer at the age of 54. Gwynn, a Hall of Famer and 15-time All Star, is one of the greatest pure hitters to ever play the game. Greg…Read More

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