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Bronco51
06-16-2014, 08:32 AM
Just saw on ESPN he passed away from cancer at age 54. God rest his soul. Great hitter and greater ambassador for the game of baseball. Thankful I got to see him play.

ebsoria
06-16-2014, 08:36 AM
I don't like, as I'm getting older, seeing us losing the players I watched when I was a kid.

Best wishes to his family, friends, and fans. May be hrest in peace.

atwaterandstir
06-16-2014, 08:39 AM
Great player and great teammate...... sad news for the Padres and SDSU organizations.

MegaOrange
06-16-2014, 11:47 AM
Great guy. One the few opposing players you couldn't bring yourself to dislike no matter the situation.

Houshmazode
06-16-2014, 12:32 PM
He was always a class act. RIP Mr. Padre.

baphamet
06-16-2014, 02:27 PM
i was shocked to hear he passed away. he is by far my favorite baseball player of all time. everything they say about him off the field is true. when i was a young boy in the early 80's i had surgery and he (along with a few other players) came to visit me in the hospital and signed a get well card for me, i will never forget that.

RIP tony, you will be missed! :(

Rancid
06-16-2014, 06:52 PM
My daughter took batting lessons from one of his former coaches, Greg Riddoch who coached Gwynn as Manager of the Padres in the early 90's. I remember Greg talking a lot about Tony Gwynn saying that Tony was probably the smartest player he has ever coached and his team mates and coaches really thought highly of him.

I was quite surprised to learn this and believe he left a void in humanity in his passing. RIP.

ELWAY421
06-19-2014, 04:06 AM
This guy was my favorite baseball player of all time. He was Mr consistent/ Mr .300 batting average. RIP Tony.