Baseball Baseball Legend Tony Gwynn Dead At 54

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    San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn died at age 54 on Monday.

    He had been undergoing treatment for cancer, and had been on medical leave from his job coaching San Diego State since April.

    Gwynn retired in 2001. He played for 20 seasons, compiling more than 3,000 hits and entering the Hall of Fame in 2007. His incredible stats show he was one of the best hitters in the history of the sport.

    According to CSN Philly, Gwynn was first diagnosed with cancer in 2010. He has had two surgeries, one to remove a tumor on his cheek.

    His son, Philadelphia Phillies player Tony Jr., told CSN on Sunday, "This has been the hardest of the four years he’s fought it, by far."

    Major League Baseball announced the news. -

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    One of my favorite players growing up. Seemed like a nice guy too.
    R.I.P Tony ;___;
  2. Amazing player, what a shame :sad1:
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  3. Loved Gwynn jr (we had him for a few years before he went down to chill in SD/LA) and who doesnt love the daddy.

    He deserves and will get a huge ordeal over this in baseball over the next few days, im sure of it.
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  4. He was diagnosed with cancer five years ago. You've got to wonder if death was his only relief?

    "Mr. Padre" Tony Gwynn
    (May 9th, 1960-June 16th, 2014)​
  5. cancer at 54

    same as my Pops

    he was the best hitter of his generation and by all accounts a great dude. RIP
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  6. Your father had cancer at 54? My condolences.
  7. Never got to watch him play to be honest. Heard he was a modern day honus wagner. Looking at the numbers, it's hard to deny it.

    I've watched his son play, not very good.
  8. one of the greatest ever. He may have passed but will never be forgotten.