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Padres legend Tony Gwynn dies at 54

http://www.cbs8.com/story/25787066/padres-legend-tony-gwynn-dies-at-54

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The San Diego Padres confirm this morning that baseball legend Tony Gwynn has died.

The 54-year-old has been battling oral cancer for four years and has been plagued with additional health issues over the past several months.

Known as "Mr. Padre," he played 20 seasons for the Padres and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

    We are terribly sad to say goodbye to our teammate, our friend and a legend, Tony Gwynn. Rest in peace, Mr. Padre.
    — San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 16, 2014



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Wow.

Rest in Peace.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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A great player...with a funny build for a great player...particularly in the era he played in.  RIP to a spectacular natural hitter.
Well, George Lewis told the Englishman, the Italian and the Jew
You can't open your mind, boys, to every conceivable point of view

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54 is too young!

A great talent!  RIP!
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54 is too young!

A great talent!  RIP!

RIP to one of the greats of his time!!  Such a shame to see him go so damn early....
« Last Edit: June 16, 2014, 12:54:24 PM by katzenjammer »

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I posted this (or similar) on the Obituary thread:

434 strike-outs in 9,288 at-bats.  Amazing stat.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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I used to love to hear him laugh.


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I posted this (or similar) on the Obituary thread:

434 strike-outs in 9,288 at-bats.  Amazing stat.

Yeah....they're scrolling a graphic right now....saying in contrast, Adam Dunn has struck out 486 times in just under 1500 ABs.....since 2012.   LOL!
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He used to do commercials for El Cajon Ford. the dealership was a few miles from my house.  Truly a great player.


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Re: HALL OF FAMER, FORMER SAN DIEGO PADRES PLAYER TONY GWYNN DEAD AT 54
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2014, 04:35:02 PM »
One of the greatest natural athletic talents of our times. And a decent guy as well.

He had a genetic predisposition to carry a lot of weight. I've known a few such people.

Back during my marathon running days, I had such a friend. He could complete a 26 mile marathon in well under 3.5 hours, despite his little pot belly. I had a rotund drill sergeant in infantry training, and he could run the skinny soldiers into the ground, puking out their guts.
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Re: HALL OF FAMER, FORMER SAN DIEGO PADRES PLAYER TONY GWYNN DEAD AT 54
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2014, 04:50:30 PM »
One of the greatest natural athletic talents of our times. And a decent guy as well.

He had a genetic predisposition to carry a lot of weight. I've known a few such people.

Back during my marathon running days, I had such a friend. He could complete a 26 mile marathon in well under 3.5 hours, despite his little pot belly. I had a rotund drill sergeant in infantry training, and he could run the skinny soldiers into the ground, puking out their guts.
I always loved to hear him in the padre booth. I loved to hear him laugh.



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