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19 Unbelievable Stats From The Hall-of-Fame Career Of Tony Gwynn

19 Unbelievable Stats From the Hall-of-Fame Career of Tony Gwynn

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Tony Gwynn's passing is not only a tragedy for the city of San Diego, but for the sport of baseball. Gwynn was born and raised in San Diego, played for SDSU, was drafted and played 20 years with the Padres and then spent the past 12 years coaching his alma mater. Here's 19 unbelievable stats from the San Diego legend and Mr. Padre.

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Gwynn was named an All-Star 15 times in 20 seasons.

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Gwynn was an eight-time NL batting champion and seven time Silver Slugger.

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From 1984 to 1990, Gwynn was a five-time Gold Glove winner and averaged 32 stolen bases a season.

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Gwynn is tied for 10th all-time with 20 seasons played with one organization. The most being 23 by Brooks Robinson and Carl Yastrzemski.

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Gwynn hit .300 or better in 19-straight seasons. The only year he didn't reach the .300 mark was his rookie season when Gwynn only played in 54 games and hit .289. His 19-consecutive .300 seasons is second to only Ty Cobb.

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For Gwynn's career batting average to fall below the .300 mark, he would've needed 1,183 hitless at-bats which is equal to two full seasons.

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Gwynn owns four of the top-12 season batting averages since 1961 with .368 in 1995, .370 in 1987, .372 in 1997 and .394 in 1994.

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Over the last seven years of his career (1995-2001), Gwynn hit .350 with 937 hits. He was always productive no matter his age.

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Gwynn had nine five-hit games in his career, which is second only to Pete Rose who had 10. Gwynn also had at least four hits in 45 games. That ranks him 10th all-time.

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Gwynn only had 34 multi-strikeout games in his 2,440 career games. So he was more likely to get four hits than strikeout twice in a game.

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In Gwynn's 10,232 career plate appearances, he only struck out 434 times. He averaged around 22 strikeouts a season.

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Gwynn never had more than 40 strikeouts in one season.

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In 1986 Gwynn had a career-high 701 plate appearances. That year, he hit .329 and had more stolen bases (37) and two fewer doubles (33) than strikeouts (35).

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Gwynn faced soon-to-be Hall of Famer Greg Maddux more than any other pitcher during his career. He had 107 at-bats with a .415 batting average and zero strikeouts against Maddux.

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From 1984-1999, there was only one season that Tony Gwynn wasn't named an All-Star. That year was 1988 and he won the NL batting title that season.

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In two-strike counts, Gwynn hit .302, which ranks him first since the stat started to be recorded in 1988. Wade Boggs is second and hit .260.

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Gwynn never hit .400 in one season, but he came close in the strike-shortened 1994 season. Through 110 games, Gwynn hit .394. Before the strike, he was hitting .423 over the second half of the season, so it's very possible he would've accomplished the unbelievable mark.

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Gwynn did top the .400 mark for a 179-game span (a regular MLB season includes 162 games). Between July 3, 1993 and May 9, 1995, Gwynn hit .403 in 697 at-bats.

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Gwynn's career batting average is .338 (16th all-time). Every other hitter with a career batting average of .338 or higher started their career in 1939 or earlier. Gwynn was in a league of his own.