Baseball Legend Tony Gywnn Dies from Cancer

Baseball Legend Tony Gywnn lost his battle with cancer today. According to CNN, the Hall of Fame outfielder who spent his entire Major League Baseball career with the San Diego Padres, died after a multiyear battle with salivary gland cancer. He was 54.
Tony Gwynn, May 9, 1960 to June 16, 2014.

“I am deeply saddened to learn that Tony Gwynn has lost his courageous battle against cancer,” Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, said. “Since his diagnosis, Tony displayed the same tenacity and drive in his fight against this horrible disease that he brought to the plate in every at bat of his Hall of Fame career.”
“Today I lost my Dad, my best friend and my mentor,” Gwynn Jr. tweeted. “I’m gonna miss u so much pops. I’m gonna do everything in my power to continue to… Make u proud!”
Known as “Mr. Padre,” Gwynn retired from the Padres in 2001. He then became the head baseball coach for San Diego State University, his alma mater. He was diagnosed with cancer almost a decade later. In March, Gwynn took a medical leave of absence while undergoing cancer treatment, but he lost his battle today.

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