Sad times. Tony Gwynn was a super hero in a lot of people's eyes, including mine. Prayers go out to his family and friends.— Ian Desmond (@IanDesmond20) June 16, 2014
Tony Gwynn, the San Diego Padres’ Hall of Fame outfielder and one of the greatest hitters ever to play baseball, died Monday after a long battle with cancer. Major League Baseball and the Padres confirmed that he had died at the age of 54. Gwynn had undergone surgery for cancer in a salivary gland and in his cheek, battling the disease over the last four years.