Rivera and Gwynn crossed paths during their respective careers with their two teams meeting in the World Series in 1998 when the Yankees topped the Padres in four games. Rivera got to see close up how truly great Gwynn was.
On top of the great things Gwynn did on the field, Rivera remembers the other great causes Mr. Padre took part in.
The video is courtesy of MLB.com:
To be spoken of so nicely by a man like Rivera says a lot and spells out just how great a loss Gwynn is for his family, his friends and the game of baseball.
May he rest in peace.
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