Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Sr. Dead at 54

SAN DIEGO (KRON) — The baseball world is mourning Monday’s death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn.

Gwynn, who spent 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, died after a long battle with salivary gland cancer. He had been on medical leave since March from his job as Head Baseball Coach at San Diego State University.

Gwynn’s son, Tony Gwynn Jr., is currently a big leaguer for the Philadelphia Phillies.

The elder Gwynn, a left-handed hitter, collected 3,141 base hits during his career. His lifetime major league batting average was .338 and included eight National League batting titles.

Gwynn is a native of the Los Angeles area. He was 54.

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