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Tony Gwynn Passes Away at 54

June 16th, 2014 at 11:18 AM
By Tim Duxbury

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San Diego Padres' Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has passed away at the age of 54. Gwynn had been battling salivary gland cancer. Tony Gwynn was one of the best pure hitters in recent memory, leading the league in average in eight different seasons, including his 1994 campaign in which he hit a staggering .394. In his 20 year career, all with the Padres, Gwynn amassed 3,141 hits, good for 19th all-time.

Since his retirement from major league baseball in 2001, Gwynn had returned to his alma mater, San Diego State, and served at their head baseball coach for 12 seasons.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Gwynn family.

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