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RIP Tony Gwynn

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Air Langhi, Jun 16, 2014.

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  1. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

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    What the??

    I had no idea he had cancer.
     
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    What a shame, I remember watching him as a kid and collecting his baseball cards. Great player. RIP.
     
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    RIP. He was on my first baseball card. He was a really good player.
     
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    One of the best hitters in the game ever. He was a hits machine.

    It's pretty shocking.
     
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    Deckard Blade Runner
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    Wow. Such a great player. Very sad news. :-(-
     
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    Really shocked to hear this today, totally took me off guard. One of my favorite players back when I followed the MLB.
     
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    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Here in San Francisco they had his old manager Bruce Bochy on the radio; he lives not too far from Gwynn and said he's had a really tough couple of years with jaw surgeries and then problems with bleeding, on and on. His being really overweight wasn't helping his health either.

    But according to Bochy, Gwynn was convinced his constant use of chewing tobacco / snuff was to blame for this. :(

    I really like Gwynn and it was an awesome tribute to hear my current favorite baseball personality, Bochy, talk about him.

    RIP hit machine!
     
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    Wow such sad news. RIP
     
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    Talk about being blindsided...wow, that sucks.
     
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    Dam man, RIP
     
  12. Joshfast

    Joshfast "We're all gonna die" - Billy Sole
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    Dammit. RIP :(
     
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    RIP.

    Dude was maybe the best hitter since Ted Williams
     
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    Tony Gwynn was quite the role model to me as a chubby LF/1B in little league. I hope his family is handling it well.

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    1st Ballot Hall of Fame (7th highest % of votes in history)
    15x All Star
    5x Gold Glove Award
    7x Silver Slugger Award
    8x NL Batting Champion (2nd all-time)
    3000 hit club
    319 stolen bases
    19 years, never hit below .309
    .338 career batting avg. (highest of any player since WWII)
    2x NL Champion

    Probably the best non-pitcher to play in the Modern Era. We lost a GIANT in baseball lore today.
     
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    Roid Free.
     
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    Gwynn > Bonds
     
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    I agree! I remember seeing him play and thinking he was a younger version of Rod Carew! Their stats are very similar playing in opposite Leagues with Gwynn being perhaps a better first baseman. It's sad to see him go so young!

    R.I.P. Señor Gwynn!
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    Besides being a tremendous hitter, Gwynn was very articulate in describing the mechanics of hitting. Seemed like such a down home nice guy too.

    Thanks for sharing the info from Bochy.
     
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    I moved here to SD shortly after he retired and the man truly is Mr. San Diego ... Great player and even greater guy ... I know that is said a lot when folks pass, but with him, it is the undeniable truth
     

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