View Full Version : Tony Gwynn Dead At 54

The Poet
06-16-2014, 10:55 AM
Hall Of Fame player Tony Gwynn, one of the greatest hitters of recent times, has died following a long battle with salivary gland cancer. We have lost the man who taught a generation how to swing a bat.

Rest in peace.

06-16-2014, 10:57 AM
Just read this. Shocked, I knew he was sick, just didn't realize how bad.

R.I.P. Tony. One of the greatest hitters the game has ever seen.

06-16-2014, 10:58 AM
Wow. I had no idea :( RIP.

06-16-2014, 11:12 AM
Wow, that is terrible…RIP….I only imagine that chew had something to do with his cancer, sucks….glad I have quit.

06-16-2014, 11:31 AM
So remember kids, keep dipping snuff.
Gone great.
Made baseball fun to watch.

06-16-2014, 11:34 AM
San Diego sports has lost another legend.
RIP Tony.

06-16-2014, 01:06 PM
Shocker! Had not heard he was ill. RIP, Tony Gwynn, a great hitter!

06-16-2014, 01:09 PM
RIP Mr. Gwynn.

Buckeye Jack
06-16-2014, 01:20 PM
Some highlights of what I read:

Gwynn hit safely in 1,838 games -- which amount to 75.3 percent of those in which he played. In addition, Gwynn had 951 multihit games, reached hitting streaks of at least 10 games on 33 different occasions and had only 34 multistrikeout games. In fact, he had only one career game with three or more strikeouts.

After spending parts of just two seasons in the minor leagues, he made his big league debut on July 19, 1982. Gwynn had two hits that night, including a double, against the Phillies. After doubling, Pete Rose, who had been trailing the play, said to Gwynn: "Hey, kid, what are you trying to do, catch me in one night?"

So sad. Probably the best hitter I'll ever get to see..... RIP Tony

06-16-2014, 02:42 PM
Gone too soon. R.I.P. to one of the greatest hitters of all time, and from all I have heard, a pretty great human being as well.

06-16-2014, 02:52 PM
R.i.p. Mr. Tony gwynn, one the greatest hitters in baseball history.

06-16-2014, 03:34 PM
May He Rest In Peace.

06-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Rest In Peace.

06-16-2014, 03:45 PM
Sad. He was way too young. RIP Tony, he was an amazing player.

06-16-2014, 04:15 PM
Sad day here in SD..... Here's my game worn jersey!!

06-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Was amazing to meet the guy a few time... He'd stop and chat, not the hi n bye!

06-16-2014, 04:49 PM
He was a great player, coach, and just an all around solid dude. The game of Baseball lost one of the best today.

06-16-2014, 06:58 PM
and he always had a smile on his face, Rest in Peace, Tony.

here's a hell of a stat for you ...

Tony Gwynn faced Pedro Martinez 36 times and never struck out. He faced Greg Maddux 107 times and never struck out.

06-17-2014, 08:49 AM
R.I.P. to one of the best in baseball. Always enjoyed watching him play.