Biography - A Short Wiki
8-time National League batting champion and 15-time MLB All-Star who played twenty seasons for the San Diego Padres.
He set basketball records at San Diego State for most assists in a season and career.
He batted .338 over his career and recorded a total of 3,141 hits, becoming a member of the prestigious 3,000-hit club.
How did Tony Gwynn die?
The family of Tony Gwynn has reached a confidential settlement in its wrongful death suit against the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., according to reports. Gwynn, who played all 20 seasons of his Hall of Fame career with the San Diego Padres, died in 2014 of cancer of the salivary gland. He was 54.
|Cause of death||Salivary Gland Tumour|
|Age of death||54 years|
|Birthday||May 9, 1960|
|Death date||June 16, 2014|
|Place of death||Palomar Medical Center Poway, Poway, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Sometimes technique works better than a whole lot of other things."Tony Gwynn
"Steroids do not guarantee you're going to have success. I think a lot of people think that they will, but they don't."Tony Gwynn
"Knowing the strike zone is very important, but I think the first thing is knowing yourself, knowing what things you do well."Tony Gwynn
"Ted Williams is one of the best hitters ever to play the game, and I didn't get a chance to see him play, so all I could do was read books and look at pictures."Tony Gwynn
"When you sign your name on the dotted line, it's more than just playing baseball. You have a responsibility to make good decisions and show people how things are supposed to be done."Tony Gwynn