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 Post subject: RIP Tony Gwynn
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:43 pm 
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Cancer took him from us today at the age of 54.

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Very Sad. When I worked for the school district they had a Gywnn Jersey at one of the middle schools. Never really did figure out how that came to be.

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Solid player, great man.

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Perhaps the best pure hitter to play the game in my lifetime. It's a shame that he never caught that .400 season, but it certainly doesn't diminish his accomplishments. But now he can go play on that cornfield in Iowa every night.

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Real bummer. I met Tony a few times in my life and he was always an extremely kind, personable guy. Rest in peace.


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shuyung wrote:
Perhaps the best pure hitter to play the game in my lifetime. It's a shame that he never caught that .400 season, but it certainly doesn't diminish his accomplishments. But now he can go play on that cornfield in Iowa every night.
Tony Gwynn had a .400+ batting average against Greg Maddux. He struck out to Greg Maddux exactly once in 92 at bats against the most consistent starting pitcher ever.

He was, unquestionably, the greatest batsman of our lifetime; perhaps, even the greatest of all time. He could hit. He would get on base; and he had some power.

Truly one of my favorite ballplayers of all time.

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Khross wrote:
shuyung wrote:
Perhaps the best pure hitter to play the game in my lifetime. It's a shame that he never caught that .400 season, but it certainly doesn't diminish his accomplishments. But now he can go play on that cornfield in Iowa every night.
Tony Gwynn had a .400+ batting average against Greg Maddux. He struck out to Greg Maddux exactly once in 92 at bats against the most consistent starting pitcher ever.

He was, unquestionably, the greatest batsman of our lifetime; perhaps, even the greatest of all time. He could hit. He would get on base; and he had some power.

Truly one of my favorite ballplayers of all time.


According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, sourcing the Elias Sports Bureau, it was even more impressive than that.

Stark has Gwynn at 32-72 against John Smoltz (.444), 30-99 against Tom Glavine (.303), and 39-94 against Greg Maddux (.415) with Maddux not even managing to strike him out once.

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According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, sourcing the Elias Sports Bureau, it was even more impressive than that.

Stark has Gwynn at 32-72 against John Smoltz (.444), 30-99 against Tom Glavine (.303), and 39-94 against Greg Maddux (.415) with Maddux not even managing to strike him out once.
Yeah, it's damn impressive, considering Maddux is the only pitcher to make the 3000/300 club with less than 1000 career BBs (999 to be exact).

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