By RantSports Staff on June 16, 2014
The sports world has been saddened by the news of Tony Gwynn's passing. The iconic Padre and Baseball Hall of Famer left us way too soon at the age of 54 on June 16, 2014.
Here's a look back at the baseball life of Tony Gwynn, which started in 1982 and ended in 2001. He spent all 20 years of his MLB career with the San Diego Padres:
Here's Gwynn leading off first in 1986, a season where he stole 37 bases and the first year he won a Gold Glove award.
Here's Gwynn posing prior to the 1987 season. They're not visible here, but he's posing with both his Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards from the 1986 season.
Here's the iconic outfielder during a game in 1989, rocking one of the Padres many alternative uniforms.
While he wasn't much of a base-stealer in his later years, he did manage to swipe 319 bases over his lengthy career.
Gwynn getting ready for an at bat by applying some pine tar.
Here's the 15-time All-Star scoring the winning run in the 1994 mid-summer classic.
Here's Mr. Padre spending some quality time with the fans in 1995, which was much needed considering there was a strike the season prior.
Here's Gwynn batting in 1997 at the Friendly Confines.
Here's Mr. Padre in his second and final World Series appearance in 1998. He also made an appearance in 1984.
This was the scene prior to Gwynn's final MLB game in 2001. Everyone was rightly paying tribute.
Here's Gwynn waving to the crowd in what would be one of his final appearances in front of Padres fans.
R.I.P. Tony Gwynn, you will be missed.
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