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Posted: 6/16/2014 7:53:11 AM EDT
I was never a Padres fan but always enjoyed seeing him in the batters box.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 7:54:19 AM EDT
Did he have a moustache?
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 7:55:40 AM EDT
Sometimes

Link Posted: 6/16/2014 7:57:08 AM EDT
Salivary gland cancer.

Dipping is not as safe as some people would like to believe.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 7:58:58 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By California_Kid:
Salivary gland cancer.

Dipping is not as safe as some people would like to believe.
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And disgusting no matter how you look at it.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 7:59:53 AM EDT
Shame.

He was a class act here in San Diego.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:00:14 AM EDT
easily the best hitter in my lifetime
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:00:29 AM EDT
One heck of a ballplayer.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:01:39 AM EDT
I've got a bunch of baseball cards of him (and a lot of other players from that era). RIP Tony.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:06:49 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By California_Kid:
Salivary gland cancer.

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Great player. It's too bad that he had to get cancer from chewing. My brother does it and I worry about that. Nasty cancer.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:07:28 AM EDT
Very sad. He was a true professional and a great representative for the sport.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:08:50 AM EDT
RIP Tony.

He was a hell of batter & a class act.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:09:35 AM EDT
RIP Herman Munster.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:10:11 AM EDT
He was a good dude.
Helluva a basketball player too.

Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:11:29 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By California_Kid:
Salivary gland cancer.

Dipping is not as safe as some people would like to believe.
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Great player. It's too bad that he had to get cancer from chewing. My brother does it and I worry about that. Nasty cancer.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:11:39 AM EDT
Damn
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:11:46 AM EDT
a great one.. I have never heard or read of a negative word about Tony Gwynn. that alone says alot about the man. his smile was infectious and he loved playing. Kudo's for him for coaching San Diego State after he retired from the Padres. He schooled thousands of kids in the art of batting.

he joins the great ones in the Sky Diamond, including his friend Ted Williams who said that Gwynn was possibly the best hitter he ever saw. imagine Ted Williams telling you that.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:12:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bedouin2W:
I was never a Padres fan but always enjoyed seeing him in the batters box.
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He was one of the best of our generation. He was my brother's favorite. Sad day.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:12:36 AM EDT
One of the best hitters in history.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:14:41 AM EDT
54 years old
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:15:31 AM EDT
That sucks. Great ballplayer and super dude.

Dip is the devil.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:16:18 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
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This..
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:16:48 AM EDT
I remember watching an interview with him at some point in the 90's. He'd said the funniest thing he heard while out in the field was a fan yelling that he was one hotdog away from being Cecil Fielder.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:18:43 AM EDT
Growing up in San Diego in the 80's there was no bigger icon. He was an amazing hitter and an even better person. Pure class act. Your smile and laugh will be greatly missed here in SD Tony.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:21:18 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By HighSeasPoker:
Shame.

He was a class act here in San Diego.
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Yup, a true loss for San Diego.

Loved seeing him coaching the Aztecs. He will be missed.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:22:19 AM EDT
I grew up in San Diego and was really into baseball. I enjoyed going to games and watching him play. Sucks he died so young.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:24:12 AM EDT
He had the highest career batting average of any player who began his career after WW2 (.338). Tony played the game smart, and with respect. RIP.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:24:57 AM EDT
Class act. Wonderful personality.

Scientist at the plate. He was like the Greg maddux of hitters. Except maddux is/was a dick.


Someone said he had less than 500 career strikeouts. Fuck that is mind boggling.

I remember someone also saying he would need 5 seasons of 0 hits to drop his career average below .300. Or something to that effect.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:27:08 AM EDT
Very sad he was way too young. A real hitting machine.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:28:26 AM EDT
Always enjoyed watching him play.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:28:39 AM EDT
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54 years old
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Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:30:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By HighSeasPoker:
Shame.

He was a class act here in San Diego.
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Lifetime average: .338. 3141 hits, 1138 RBI. He got the job done.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:30:18 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By costanza:
One heck of a ballplayer.
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Great batter. Sad to hear.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:30:38 AM EDT
Damn, always been a Dodger fan but liked Tony Gwynn
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:31:31 AM EDT
Prayers for the family..
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 8:37:53 AM EDT
Sad day here in San Diego. Tony was a total class guy. Nary a bad word ever said about him. Much too young to have passed.
So sad.

Rick
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:12:03 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By MTUSA:
He was a good dude.
Helluva a basketball player too.

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This
RIP

Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:26:27 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By hammet:
RIP Herman Munster.
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What you did there, I see it.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:30:15 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By costanza:
One heck of a ballplayer.
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Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:36:31 AM EDT
RIP.
Was never a Padres fan, but he was the best pure hitter since Ted Williams. If he had played on a team loaded with talent, the results would have been mind boggling.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:37:06 AM EDT
R.I.P Tony

Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:37:32 AM EDT
Tony Gwynn vs.
Smoltz .462 (30-for-65) 1 K
Maddux .429 (39-for-91) 0 K
Glavine .312 (29-or-93) 2 K

Ab-fucking-surd.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:45:31 AM EDT
I immediately thought of Herman Munster.

Then I remembered that he was Fred Gwynne. He's already dead.

Fuck, that was close.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:46:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:48:11 AM EDT
A true goodwill ambassador for the game , his on field accomplishments pale in comparison to the kind of man he was off the field.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:53:45 AM EDT
The world of baseball is deeply, and profoundly diminished by his loss. Nothing but respect and admiration for the man.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:57:26 AM EDT
Read this and had to look it up. 434 strikeouts in his whole career. That is insane. Adam Dunn in the last 3 seasons has 588. Easily one of my favorite non-mets when I was growing up.

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Originally Posted By MallSRTsniper:
Class act. Wonderful personality.

Scientist at the plate. He was like the Greg maddux of hitters. Except maddux is/was a dick.


Someone said he had less than 500 career strikeouts. Fuck that is mind boggling.

I remember someone also saying he would need 5 seasons of 0 hits to drop his career average below .300. Or something to that effect.
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Link Posted: 6/16/2014 9:59:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By badfish274:
Tony Gwynn vs.
Smoltz .462 (30-for-65) 1 K
Maddux .429 (39-for-91) 0 K
Glavine .312 (29-or-93) 2 K

Ab-fucking-surd.
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QFT

From a lifelong Braves fan.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 10:04:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bedouin2W:
I was never a Padres fan but always enjoyed seeing him in the batters box.
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He could hit a baseball as far as anybody.........
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 10:11:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By sigp226:
Lifetime average: .338. 3141 hits, 1138 RBI. He got the job done.
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Wow.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 10:13:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By badfish274:
Tony Gwynn vs.
Smoltz .462 (30-for-65) 1 K
Maddux .429 (39-for-91) 0 K
Glavine .312 (29-or-93) 2 K

Ab-fucking-surd.
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The best pitching staff of all time and he owned it.
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