Death of Tony Gwynn, Sr.

May 9, 1960 - June 16, 2014
San Diego, California | Age 54

Hall of Famer dies of cancer at 54
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BERNIE WILSON, The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tony Gwynn could handle a bat like few other major leaguers, whether it was driving the ball through the "5.5 hole" between third base and shortstop or hitting a home run off the facade in Yankee Stadium in the World Series.

He was a craftsman at the plate, whose sweet left-handed swing made him one of baseball's greatest hitters.

Gwynn loved San Diego.

San Diego loved "Mr. Padre" right back.


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