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|
"I was a contact hitter my whole career but I learned how to handle the ball inside. And Ted Williams played a big part in that. He gave me the advice on how to handle inside pitches."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
"Nobody talked about my defense or that I used to steal bases, too."Tony Gwynn
"What drives me is trying to be perfect."Tony Gwynn
"Either you have the ability to hit or not. But I also think you have to work at it."Tony Gwynn