?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Tony Gwynn, 1960-2014: You were a better person than you were a hitter, and you were the best hitter this generation has seen. San Diego will miss you dearly, Mr. Padre. Thank you for the memories.

Not just San Diego. I lost one of my heroes today.


A touching tribute on ESPN

Tony's 3000th basehit, called by Jerry Coleman, another San Diego icon who passed away this year

He wasn't known for his power, but he could pull it when he wanted, as evidenced by this hit on baseball's biggest stage:


Tributes on San Diego Union-Tribune website, including photo gallery

Tony tips his hat to the fans as he walks off the playing field for the last time:

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
bex77
Jun. 17th, 2014 03:24 am (UTC)
What a week.. first Bob Welch and now Tony. Ugh.

Did you see this essay? Wonderful writing.

http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2014/6/13/5804568/bob-welch-death-remembrance
spwebdesign
Jun. 17th, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing!
( 2 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

December 2016
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner