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  • Tony Gwynn Day declared under acting governor

    Tony Gwynn Day declared under acting governor

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:53:50 GMT
    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:53:50 GMT
    A San Diego lawmaker who briefly filled in as governor declared Tony Gwynn Day in honor of the late Padres baseball player. 
    A San Diego lawmaker who briefly filled in as governor declared Tony Gwynn Day in honor of the late Padres baseball player. 
  • Song for Tony

    Song for Tony

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:59:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:10:18 GMT
    Major League Baseball may have forgotten to remember Tony Gwynn at the recent All-Star Game, but one local musician is paying tribute to "Mr. Padre" in a special song. 
    Major League Baseball may have forgotten to remember Tony Gwynn at the recent All-Star Game, but one local musician is paying tribute to "Mr. Padre" in a special song. 
  • Big Tony Gwynn jersey heads for Hall of Champions

    Big Tony Gwynn jersey heads for Hall of Champions

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:23:15 GMT
    Friday, July 18 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:09:37 GMT
    The giant Tony Gwynn jersey that has been hanging on the San Diego City and County Administration Building is making its way to a new home Friday.  
    The giant Tony Gwynn jersey that has been hanging on the San Diego City and County Administration Building is making its way to a new home Friday.  
  • Thousands pay tribute to Mr. Padre

    Thousands pay tribute to Mr. Padre

    Friday, June 27 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-06-27 12:59:21 GMT
    Friday, June 27 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-06-27 12:59:21 GMT
    Mr. Padre's memorial statue at Petco Park is surrounded by balloons, pictures and thank you cards Friday morning. This following a tribute to Tony Gwynn Thursday night at Petco Park. 
    Mr. Padre's memorial statue at Petco Park is surrounded by balloons, pictures and thank you cards Friday morning. This following a tribute to Tony Gwynn Thursday night at Petco Park. 
  • Public memorial service for Tony Gwynn Thursday night

    Public memorial service for Tony Gwynn Thursday night

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-06-26 15:39:49 GMT
    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-06-26 15:39:49 GMT
    A memorial service will be held at Petco Park Thursday night to give the public the opportunity to pay respects to Hall of Fame Padres slugger Tony Gwynn. 
    A memorial service will be held at Petco Park Thursday night to give the public the opportunity to pay respects to Hall of Fame Padres slugger Tony Gwynn. 
  • Private memorial for Gwynn held at SDSU

    Private memorial for Gwynn held at SDSU

    Saturday, June 21 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-06-21 20:53:49 GMT
    Saturday, June 21 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-06-21 20:53:49 GMT
    More than 200 family members and friends gathered Saturday at SDSU for a private memorial service for San Diego Padre Hall of Famer and SDSU baseball coach Tony Gwynn, who died Monday. 
    More than 200 family members and friends gathered Saturday at SDSU for a private memorial service for San Diego Padre Hall of Famer and SDSU baseball coach Tony Gwynn, who died Monday. 
  • Gwynn honored through Padres gear

    Gwynn honored through Padres gear

    Thursday, June 19 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-06-19 15:21:32 GMT
    Thursday, June 19 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-06-19 15:21:32 GMT
    San Diegans were asked Thursday to wear Tony Gwynn gear, Padres attire or Padres colors in honor of the batting champion who died of cancer Monday at age 54. 
    San Diegans were asked Thursday to wear Tony Gwynn gear, Padres attire or Padres colors in honor of the batting champion who died of cancer Monday at age 54. 
  • Gwynn honored in pregame tribute at Petco Park

    Gwynn honored in pregame tribute at Petco Park

    Thursday, June 19 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-06-19 14:09:24 GMT
    Thursday, June 19 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-06-19 14:09:24 GMT
    The Padres played their first home game Wednesday night, since the passing of hall-of-fame outfielder Tony Gwynn on Monday. 
    The Padres played their first home game Wednesday night, since the passing of hall-of-fame outfielder Tony Gwynn on Monday. 
  • Gwynn public memorial at Petco Park, some fans rooted for Qualcomm

    Gwynn public memorial at Petco Park, some fans rooted for Qualcomm

    Thursday, June 19 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-06-19 05:16:10 GMT
    Thursday, June 19 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-06-19 05:16:10 GMT
    Fans are appreciative of a public memorial for Tony Gwynn but some wished it would have been at the Qualcomm aka the Murph stadium where the baseball legend started and ended his hall of fame career. 
    Fans are appreciative of a public memorial for Tony Gwynn but some wished it would have been at the Qualcomm aka the Murph stadium where the baseball legend started and ended his hall of fame career. 
  • Strasburg mourns death of idol, coach Tony Gwynn

    Strasburg mourns death of idol, coach Tony Gwynn

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-06-18 17:00:22 GMT
    Wednesday, June 18 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-06-18 17:00:22 GMT
    When Tony Gwynn died, baseball lost a star. Stephen Strasburg lost a former coach — and a man he calls "part of my family." 
    When Tony Gwynn died, baseball lost a star. Stephen Strasburg lost a former coach — and a man he calls "part of my family." 
  • Tony Gwynn's battle with salivary gland cancer

    Tony Gwynn's battle with salivary gland cancer

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-06-18 05:00:31 GMT
    Wednesday, June 18 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-06-18 05:00:31 GMT
    Fans continue to support Tony Gwynn’s family who lost a San Diego legend to salivary gland cancer. Doctors do not believe his years of dipping caused salivary gland cancer but Gwynn believed his habit caused the deadly illness.  
    Fans continue to support Tony Gwynn’s family who lost a San Diego legend to salivary gland cancer. Doctors do not believe his years of dipping caused salivary gland cancer but Gwynn believed his habit caused the deadly illness.  
  • Your memories of meeting Tony Gwynn

    Your memories of meeting Tony Gwynn

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-06-18 02:08:20 GMT
    Tuesday, June 17 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-06-18 02:08:20 GMT
    There are many Tony Gwynn fans here in San Diego, and some were lucky enough to have their picture taken with him. 
    There are many Tony Gwynn fans here in San Diego, and some were lucky enough to have their picture taken with him.
     
  • How should San Diego honor one of its greats?

    How should San Diego honor one of its greats?

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-06-18 00:56:28 GMT
    Tuesday, June 17 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-06-18 00:56:28 GMT
    One day after the death of Padres great Tony Gwynn, the city and team are working out the details for a public memorial. But what should that tribute involve, and where should it be held? 
    One day after the death of Padres great Tony Gwynn, the city and team are working out the details for a public memorial. But what should that tribute involve, and where should it be held? 
  • Cool memorabilia honoring Tony Gwynn's legacy

    Cool memorabilia honoring Tony Gwynn's legacy

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-06-17 18:44:29 GMT
    Tuesday, June 17 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-06-17 18:44:29 GMT
    Tuesday we continue to celebrate the life and legacy of Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn.  
    Tuesday we continue to celebrate the life and legacy of Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn.  
  • 5 things to remember about Gwynn, who dies at 54

    5 things to remember about Gwynn, who dies at 54

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-06-17 14:54:34 GMT
    Tuesday, June 17 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-06-17 14:54:34 GMT
    There were two certainties about Tony Gwynn: He could hit a baseball like few other major leaguers, and he was going to laugh. 
    There were two certainties about Tony Gwynn: He could hit a baseball like few other major leaguers, and he was going to laugh. 
  • Gwynn gave us more than just great baseball

    Gwynn gave us more than just great baseball

    Monday, June 16 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-06-17 02:16:21 GMT
    Monday, June 16 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-06-17 02:16:21 GMT
    While Tony Gwynn was building his name through his magical hitting on the field, he was also building a winning reputation off of it. 
    While Tony Gwynn was building his name through his magical hitting on the field, he was also building a winning reputation off of it. 
  • City officials react to news of Gwynn's death

    City officials react to news of Gwynn's death

    Monday, June 16 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-06-17 02:09:31 GMT
    Monday, June 16 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-06-17 02:09:31 GMT
    Shortly after Tony Gwynn's death was announced, city officials issued statements mourning his passing. 
    Shortly after Tony Gwynn's death was announced, city officials issued statements mourning his passing. 
  • Larry looks back at Gwynn's funny side

    Larry looks back at Gwynn's funny side

    Monday, June 16 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-06-17 01:34:26 GMT
    Monday, June 16 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-06-17 01:34:26 GMT
    We're honoring the amazing life of a San Diego icon. His accomplishments on the field are legendary. 
    We're honoring the amazing life of a San Diego icon. His accomplishments on the field are legendary. 
  • John Howard's memorable moments with Tony Gwynn

    John Howard's memorable moments with Tony Gwynn

    Monday, June 16 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-06-17 01:16:54 GMT
    Monday, June 16 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-06-17 01:16:54 GMT
    The memories are too many to count. My times with Tony Gwynn have left me with memories that will last a lifetime. 
    The memories are too many to count. My times with Tony Gwynn have left me with memories that will last a lifetime. 
  • Sadness on campus at Gwynn's alma mater

    Sadness on campus at Gwynn's alma mater

    Monday, June 16 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-06-17 01:11:03 GMT
    Monday, June 16 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-06-17 01:11:03 GMT
    Most people remember Tony Gwynn as "Mr. Padre," but at San Diego State he was Coach Gwynn. 
    Most people remember Tony Gwynn as "Mr. Padre," but at San Diego State he was Coach Gwynn. 
  • Gwynn remembered as 'greatest ambassador' for San Diego

    Gwynn remembered as 'greatest ambassador' for San Diego

    Monday, June 16 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-06-16 20:44:24 GMT
    Monday, June 16 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-06-16 20:44:24 GMT
    He was so approachable and so welcoming, we all felt like Tony Gwynn was our friend. But few people knew him better than his agent John Boggs. 
    He was so approachable and so welcoming, we all felt like Tony Gwynn was our friend. But few people knew him better than his agent John Boggs.
     
  • Fans pay their respects at Tony Gwynn statue

    Fans pay their respects at Tony Gwynn statue

    Monday, June 16 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-06-16 20:07:00 GMT
    Monday, June 16 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-06-16 20:07:00 GMT
    San Diego Padres Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn, the head baseball coach at San Diego State University, died Monday following a battle with salivary gland cancer, which he blamed on his career-long habit of chewing tobacco. He was 54. 
    San Diego Padres Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn, the head baseball coach at San Diego State University, died Monday following a battle with salivary gland cancer, which he blamed on his career-long habit of chewing tobacco. He was 54. 
  • Tony Gwynn, sweet-swinging 'Mr. Padre,' dies at 54

    Tony Gwynn, sweet-swinging 'Mr. Padre,' dies at 54

    Monday, June 16 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-06-16 15:23:17 GMT
    Monday, June 16 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-06-16 15:23:17 GMT
    Tony Gwynn could handle a bat like few other major leaguers, whether it was driving the ball through the "5.5 hole" between third base and shortstop or hitting a home run off the facade in Yankee Stadium in the World Series. 
    Tony Gwynn could handle a bat like few other major leaguers, whether it was driving the ball through the "5.5 hole" between third base and shortstop or hitting a home run off the facade in Yankee Stadium in the World Series. 
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