Tony Gwynn, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, has died at the age of 54.
The sweet-swinging lefty compiled an incredible .338 lifetime batting average in his 20 Major League Baseball seasons — all with the San Diego Padres. Gwynn won eight National League batting titles and once went a five-year stretch where his lowest batting average was .353. That came within a 19-year stretch where he batted over .300 every year.
Just look at the man’s stats. They are otherworldly.
Those of us who grew up in the 1990′s remember Gwynn’s stocky frame, but there’s no doubt he also possessed an incredible amount of athleticism. In addition to starring in basketball at San Diego State, he hustled his way to five Gold Glove awards and 319 stolen bases.
In short: he did it all, and was reportedly a decent human being to everyone he met.
Sad news. The world lost a legend.