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Tony Gwynn

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Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres bats during an April 1997 in Honolulu.

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Vital Statistics:

Born: May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles

Teams: San Diego Padres (1982-2001)

Inducted into Hall of Fame: 2007

Height: 5-11

Weight: 185

Batted: Left

Threw: Left

Family: Brother, Chris Gwynn, played 10 big-league seasons from 1987-96. Son, Tony Gywnn Jr., is an active player as of 2010.

Primary position: Right field

Career Highlights:

  • A great line-drive hitter, he was a star in the 1980s and 1990s, leading the Padres to two National League pennants (1984 and 1998).
  • Batted .338 in his career with 3,141 hits (18th all-time) and won a record eight NL batting titles (Honus Wagner also had eight). Only Ty Cobb (11 AL titles) won more batting titles.
  • Won five Gold Gloves and had 319 stolen bases.
  • 15-time NL All-Star.

After Retirement:

  • Became head baseball coach at his alma mater, San Diego State, and has worked as a commentator for ESPN.
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