Mr. Padre Tony Gwynn Passes Away

One of the sweetest swings in baseball history.

One of the sweetest swings in baseball history.

The world lost a baseball icon today.

Tony Gwynn,who banged out 3,141 hits during a Hall of Fame career spanning 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, has died of cancer at age 54, it was announced Monday. It is a sad day in Major League Baseball as baseball fans are giving their thoughts on the passing of Gwynn. He has been know to be one of the most genuine guys the sport has ever had.

Gwynn who took a leave of absence from being the head coach of the San Diego Sate baseball team due to undergoing surgery for cancer of the mouth and the salivary glands.

He is survived by his family. Rest in Peace Mr. Padre. We will miss you.

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