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Anthony Keith "Tony" Gwynn, Sr. (May 9, 1960 a?? June 16, 2014), nicknamed Mr. Padre and Captain Video, was an American professional baseball right fielder who played 20 seasons (1982a??2001) in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres. The left-handed hitting Gwynn won eight batting titles in his career, tied for the second-most in MLB history. He is considered one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. He was a 15-time All-Star, recognized for his skills both on offense and defense with seven Silver Slugger Awards and five Gold Glove Awards. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007, his first year of eligibility.
Gwynn attended college at San Diego State University (SDSU), where he played both college baseball and college basketball for the San Diego State Aztecs. He was selected by the Padres in the third round of the 1981 MLB Draft as the 58th overall pick. Gwynn played in the only two World Series appearances in San Diego's franchise history. He had a .338 career batting average and never hit below .309 in any full season. Gwynn accumulated 3,141 career hits as a contact hitter.
Following his retirement, the Padres retired his jersey number 19 in 2004. He served as head baseball coach for the Aztecs. Gwynn died on June 16, 2014, after battling salivary gland cancer.

Gwynn was born in Los Angeles, California, to Charles and Vandella Gwynn. He grew up in Long Beach, California with older brother Charles, who became a teacher, and younger brother Chris, who also became an MLB player. Gwynn's father worked at a warehouse from 7:30 A.M. until 5:00 P.M., and he also coached Pop Warner football and Little League Baseball; his mother worked at the post office from 5:30 P.M. until 3:00 A.M. His parents instilled in him the value of being prepared. He filled his time playing mostly basketball, which was his favorite sport. Gwynn went to Los Angeles Dodgers games and watched his hero, Willie Davis. Davis was

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Chris Sale says he quit chewing tobacco the day Tony Gwynn died American League All-Star starter Chris Sale said he hasn't touched chewing tobacco since Padres great Tony Gwynn died of salivary gland ...
Posted: August 19, 2018, 6:56 pm

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies

Tony Gwynn, who banged out 3,141 hits during a Hall of Fame career spanning 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, has died of cancer at age 54, it was announced Monday. The lefty-swinging Gwynn, ...
Posted: June 16, 2014, 8:20 am

Call Him Mr. Padre : Baseball: Tony Gwynn, one of the sport’s better hitters, is not your average superstar.

Tony Gwynn had just come into his house one recent afternoon when he flicked on the TV set, scanned a few of the hundreds of channels that his satellite dish provides and then started screaming. “I ...
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