(quote) George-80266 said: Longtime San Diego Padre passed away at 54 years !! Any thoughts on this man who was incredible and a man, player, human being, and just a true baseball professional! 19 seasons batting over 300, 15 all star games, and numerous awards throughout his career along with being nominated to the hall of fame in 2007! One of my favorite players of all time and he will be missed!!! In 19 years he struck out a total of 434 times?? Wow!
Tony Gwynn RIP!
Of note: Mr. Gwynn died of complications related to oral cancer caused by use of smokeless tobacco.
If you use this stuff -- STOP! The complications are extremely nasty. I knew a user who survived for a while -- with half of his face removed.