The long-time San Diego Padres outfielder had been on medical leave since late March from his job as baseball coach at San Diego State. Gwynn had battled cancer since 2010. The sweet-swinging, left-hander racked up three-thousand-141 hits during his illustrious 20-year Major League career. The Padres released a statement saying "we are terribly sad to say goodbye to our teammate, our friend and a legend, Tony Gwynn. Rest in peace, Mr. Padre."
"19 Seconds of Silence for Tony Gwynn" CLICK HERE to see photos from June 18th game at Petco Park where fans took part in this solemn event and watched a special video tribute to Tony. The Padres had "19" cut into the grass in right field and for the rest of the season, players will wear a "19" patch on their uniforms.
Trevor Hoffman remembers Tony Gwynn!
Kevin Towers remembers Tony Gwynn!
Matt Vasgersian of MLB Network remembers Tony Gwynn!
Andy Masur Former Padres Announcer remembers Tony Gwynn!
Mark Sweeney of Fox Sports remembers Tony Gwynn!
Mark Grant of Fox Sports remembers Tony Gwynn!
Jim Deitz former SDSU Baseball Coach remembers Tony Gwynn!
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