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    Posted June 27, 2014 by
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    Tony Gwynn - The Greatest Padre Ever! CNN


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     The San Diego Padres hosted thousands of fans Thursday night for a tribute to baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. Gwynn, who spent his 20-year major league career with the Padres, died June 16 of oral cancer. ChrisMorrow says it was a special event and she was glad to be there.
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    Over 25,000 San Diegans gathered to honor Tony Gwynn.


    About Tony Gwynn (via wiki)
    Anthony Keith "Tony" Gwynn, Sr., nicknamed Mr. Padre, was an American professional baseball right fielder who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres. The left-handed hitting Gwynn won eight batting titles in his career, tied for the second-most in MLB history. He is considered one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. He was a 15-time All-Star, recognized for his skills both on offense and defense with seven Silver Slugger Awards and five Gold Glove Awards. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007, his first year of eligibility.


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