National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2007
Team: San Diego Padres 1982-2001
Position: Out Field
College: San Diego State
Born: May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA, Died June 16, 2014, in Poway, CA
Tony Gwynn – Career Highlights
Won the National League Batting Championship 8 times
Selected for the All-Star game 15 times
Won 5 Gold Glove Awards
Tied NL record for most stolen bases in one game – 5 against the Houston Astros on Sept. 20, 1986.
Spent his entire career (20 or more seasons) with one team, one of only 17 players to do so
Nickname – “Mr. Padre”
Gwynn had a lifetime batting average .338, including 3,141 hits over 20 seasons. Gwynn scored 1383 runs, including 135 home runs and 1138 RBIs. He also stole 319 bases during his career.
Gwynn was one of the first players to use videotape to study his swing
Named head baseball coach at San Diego State in 2003
Diagnosed with parotid (salivary gland) cancer in 2010