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Players, teams honor the late Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn Sr.

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher Major League Baseball is mourning the loss of one of its iconic players. Former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn Sr. passed away from cancer. He was 54 years old and was in the hospital since March 25th. He allegedly died from throat cancer. Many players and teams are honoring Gwynn. The Detroit Tigers are no different. The Tigers honored Gwynn by putting TG 5.5 on the infield dirt. Other teams had a moment of silence. Gwynn debuted with the Padres on July 19th, 1982. Two decades later, he retired on October 7th, 2001. He finished his career with a .338 batting average with 3,141 hits, 135 home runs, and 1,138 RBIs. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. He was also a 15-time All-Star and an 8-time National League batting champion. He also was a 5-time Gold Glove winner and a 7-time Silver Slugger Award winner. His No. 19 is retired by the Padres, and he has a statue outside of Petco Park. “Today I lost my Dad, my best friend, and my mentor,” Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. said in a tweet. “I’m gonna miss u so much pops. I’m gonna do everything in my power to continue to…Make u proud! Love u pops!”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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