Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

In contrast to so many other players of the game today, Tony Gwynn played his entire twenty year career for one team…the San Diego Padres.

However, there were no contrasts to this man’s game…he was simply one of the very best baseball players in my lifetime.

He was, and always will be “Mr. Padre”.

Tony Gwynn Statue

Tony Gwynn – (May 9, 1960 – June 16, 2014)

His endeavors on the field with a .338 career batting average, 5 gold gloves & 8 batting titles, were only surpassed by his greatness as a genuine good person.

Another good guy gone too soon.

http://m.mlb.com/sd/video/topic/80042754/v34075837/padres-hold-public-memorial-service-for-tony-gwynn/?c_id=sd

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6 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

  1. Rene Yoshi says:

    Beautiful tribute

  2. Monique says:

    Aww…I thought of you when he passed away. This was another good choice!

    • Becky says:

      Awww, you’re so sweet! It was quite a shock for San Diego…we all knew he wasn’t doing well, but I guess we always want to hope for the best. He was such a great guy – I feel so bad for his family. The pain of heartbreak is just an awful, ugly process to go through. Ugh.

  3. We definitely lost him too soon 😦 Lovely tribute to Mr. Padre ❤

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