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It’s Only Fitting for Tony Gwynn’s Progeny to Make His Way to San Diego

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

For 20 years, Tony Gwynn was the face of the Padres' franchise.

Growing up in San Diego, I idolized No. 19. I'm still bitter about the 1994 strike season. I'm convinced that Gwynn would have hit .400 for the season if he had the whole year (he finished with that year with a .394 batting average).

He played his entire career with the Padres, something that never happens anymore. It was such an incredible moment when he was enshrined into the Hall of Fame with Cal Ripken Jr. They are two guys who typify what sports should be all about.

Needless to say, I was giddy when I heard that San Diego traded Jody Gerut to get Gwynn's kid, Tony Gwynn Jr.

The younger Gwynn hasn't had the same kind of succes...

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