Biography - A Short Wiki
8-time National League batting champion and 15-time MLB All-Star who played twenty seasons for the San Diego Padres.
He set basketball records at San Diego State for most assists in a season and career.
He batted .338 over his career and recorded a total of 3,141 hits, becoming a member of the prestigious 3,000-hit club.
How did Tony Gwynn die?
Tony Gwynn's death was caused by salivary gland tumour.
The family of Tony Gwynn has reached a confidential settlement in its wrongful death suit against the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., according to reports. Gwynn, who played all 20 seasons of his Hall of Fame career with the San Diego Padres, died in 2014 of cancer of the salivary gland. He was 54.
|Cause of death||Salivary Gland Tumour|
|Age of death||54 years|
|Birthday||May 9, 1960|
|Death date||June 16, 2014|
|Place of death||Palomar Medical Center Poway, Poway, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Remember these two things: play hard and have fun."Tony Gwynn
"Sometimes technique works better than a whole lot of other things."Tony Gwynn
"I'm coaching 'swing at this, don't swing at that,' and in the middle of it, a kid looks at me and says, 'Coach, I think I'm going to fail history.' Or maybe their girlfriend just dumped them. These are kids, and once I embraced that, this became a lot more fun."Tony Gwynn
"I'm a chemistry guy. I believe you've got to play together to have a chance to win."Tony Gwynn
"I think the ability to hit - some guys have it and some guys don't - but I think how dedicated you are to trying to get the most out of yourself, I think kind of determines how good you are and for how long. I was born with the ability to hit, but my work ethic has taken it to the next level."Tony Gwynn