|Tony Gwynn, Hall of Famer|
The Padres, to me, have always been that little team out on the West Coast you hardly ever saw on TV ... except for one singularly great hitter who wore a Padre uniform his entire career: Tony Gwynn. Since I was old enough to care about baseball, sometime back in the mid-1970s, there have been only a handful of hitters that I loved to watch no matter what. Tony Gwynn was one of them. He was the second-coming of Rod Carew. He was Wade Boggs without the off-the-field baggage.
Just saw this Tim Kurkjian tribute, which covers it pretty well. I especially like the line, "Tony Gwynn tipped his cap."
Tony Gwynn once averaged .368 over a 5-year stretch in his amazing career. His legacy is legendary. VIDEO: http://t.co/A5cyxBzJ1P
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 16, 2014