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I usually don't get upset over people dying, but this guy was a class act all the way, on and off the field. He will be missed. One of the best hitters ever, and I loved watching him hit.

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Post #1   6/16/14 12:07:19PM   

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One of the greatest hitters of his generation, Boggs in the AL, Gwynn in the NL

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Post #2   6/16/14 12:24:11PM   

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Posted by Shawn91111

One of the greatest hitters of his generation, Boggs in the AL, Gwynn in the NL



Also a genuine nice guy and great ambassador for the sport. RIP

Post #3   6/16/14 1:10:22PM   

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Tony had a .338 Batting Average for his career (19 years)

Not only is that mind blowing, but how many players can actually bat over .300 in a full season.

Tony was the man!!

Fyi: top 50 Career batting avg. Only players in our generation is.....

Tony Gwynn .338
Wade Boggs was .328
Miquel Cabrera .321
That's it in the top 50

Ty Cobb at #1 .366

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Damn that sucks. He was still pretty young to. Sad day for MLB fans

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Been all over the news today.
Everyone is talking about it at work.

He truly was a nice genuine person and one if the best in the game. I hope the padres do something special in his honor.

I m glad and honored to have been at his last baseball game of his career live.

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Daniel Jeremiah said it best earlier today when he said that kids growing up in San Diego worshiped two people; Tony Gwynn & Junior Seau. It's a tragedy that neither one of them are still with us.

Here's an incredible stat put out by the Baseball Reference earlier today.

Padres Tony Gwynn faced Greg Maddux 107 times in his career, more than any other pitcher; Gwynn batted .415, Maddux never struck him out.

The man was class, talent, and grace all rolled into one package. RIP, Tony. You will be missed.

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I'm shocked how young he was. Very unfortunate.

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Sad to see so many great individuals kill themselves. Gwynn was one of the most underrated players of all time.

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Posted by GDPofMPG

Sad to see so many great individuals kill themselves.



Gwynn died from cancer right?

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Posted by GDPofMPG

Sad to see so many great individuals kill themselves.



Gwynn died from cancer right?



yes he did, from mouth cancer he had been struggling against for years. He attributed it to using chewing tobacco like so many used before.

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Padres Tony Gwynn faced Greg Maddux 107 times in his career, more than any other pitcher; Gwynn batted .415, Maddux never struck him out.





That is incredible considering what a stud Maddux was.


RIP Gwynn, one of the sweetest swings in the game.

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Posted by GDPofMPG

Sad to see so many great individuals kill themselves.



Gwynn died from cancer right?



yes he did, from mouth cancer he had been struggling against for years. He attributed it to using chewing tobacco like so many used before.



Yes, I didn't mean it as abrupt suicide or something like that, but the slow poisoning of one's self. Sad to see it happen again especially to a guy like Gwynn. A lot of ways to get cancer these days, tobacco induced cancer might be the most preventable.

Post #14   6/18/14 5:51:52PM