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    Tony Gwynn dead

    Unreal, a major part of my childhood taken too soon. That swing...

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    Re: Tony Gwynn dead

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/stor...go-padres-died

    Rough news, 54 years old. He was a great ballplayer. RIP.



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    Re: Tony Gwynn dead

    20 year career BA of .337 - incredible.


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    Re: Tony Gwynn dead

    Tony and Cal both got elected to the HOF the same year.
    The 2.4% and 1.47% of eligible voters who voted against either one should have been electrocuted.


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    Re: Tony Gwynn dead

    Great player and class act. RIP.



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    Re: Tony Gwynn dead

    This sucks. One of the good guys in the whole sports world.



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    Re: Tony Gwynn dead

    Don't dip, kids.



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    Re: Tony Gwynn dead

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Don't dip, kids.
    That was my first thought when I saw he died from cancer.



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    Re: Tony Gwynn dead

    The Twitter facts are crazy... 323 combined AB vs Glavine, Maddux, Smoltz, and Pedro...only 3Ks.



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    Re: Tony Gwynn dead

    amazing hitter. .444 ba with the bases loaded, unreal.


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    Re: Tony Gwynn dead

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    The Twitter facts are crazy... 323 combined AB vs Glavine, Maddux, Smoltz, and Pedro...only 3Ks.
    That is amazing.



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    Re: Tony Gwynn dead

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...amer/10581267/
    The Padres made the World Series in 1984, Gwynn's first season as a regular, and he finished third in MVP voting that season. They also won the NL pennant in 1998.

    That came four years after perhaps the greatest what-if of his career. In 1994, Gwynn batted .394, but his season ended with everyone else's by the players' strike that canceled a World Series.

    While stars like Ken Griffey Jr. were on pace to break Roger Maris' single-season home run record, Gwynn's season marked the most viable chance any player in recent history had to product a .400 batting average for the first time since Ted Williams in 1994.
    I'll be honest, I had no idea that Ted Williams hit .400 at age 76. That's incredible.



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    Re: Tony Gwynn dead

    Tony Gwynn could hit like none other. I would say him, George Brett, and Carl Yastremski, Manny Ramirez, Big Pappi and Kirby Puckett are my favorite hitters I have ever seen live and in person. Just unreal to watch hit. RIP Gwynn.


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    Re: Tony Gwynn dead

    Shocked to see this, had no idea he had cancer. One of baseball's best hitters and best people. RIP


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