February 16, 2012 |
TONY GWYNN WAS already talking after five doctors spent 14 hours removing a malignant tumor from inside the Hall of Famer's right cheek on Tuesday according to ESPN.com. Gwynn's wife, Alicia, said the doctors performed a complex nerve-graft procedure, removing Gwynn's facial nerve and replacing it with a nerve from Gwynn's shoulder. Alicia Gwynn said her husband came out of surgery at 1 a.m. PT yesterday, and that doctors told her they had entirely removed the cancerous growth from his parotid gland.
February 15, 2012 |
HALL OF FAME outfielder Tony Gwynn underwent surgery yesterday to remove a new cancerous tumor inside his right cheek. Gwynn, now San Diego State's baseball coach, had previously had a malignant growth removed from the same spot in August 2010. Gwynn's wife, Alicia, told ESPN that doctors do not believe the cancer has spread outside of Gwynn's salivary gland. But she said she expected to know more after the surgery at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California San Diego.
May 23, 2009 |
A feel-good call When Tony Gwynn Jr. picked up the phone on Wednesday and learned he was coming home to play for the San Diego Padres, his Hall of Fame father was on the other end. Tony Gwynn spent his entire 20-year Hall of Fame career with San Diego. "Dad's thrilled," said the senior Gwynn, who coaches baseball at San Diego State. "This is like a bolt out of the sky. You just didn't expect that. I'm thrilled, just happy he's going to get an opportunity, and I think he feels the same way. " The younger Gwynn, an outfielder, was obtained for outfielder Jody Gerut.
May 4, 2008
The Angels' Vladimir Guerrero, who used to torment the Phillies back when there was still a baseball team in Montreal, reached the 2,000-hit plateau last week. He did it in 6,171 at-bats, the fourth-fewest by players who entered the majors in 1950 or later. The top three: Wade Boggs 5,832; Rod Carew 5,965; Tony Gwynn 6,094. Boggs, Carew and Gwynn combined for 20 batting titles. Guerrero has never won one, but he has hit at least .300 in each of his 11 full seasons. Carew (13 times)
July 29, 2007 |
A record crowd that could surge to 60,000 is expected as two of the game's greats, Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn, are inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., today. Ripken, who played his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles, is the all-time Iron Man. The former American League rookie of the year and MVP started 2,632 consecutive games from 1982 to 1998. Gwynn, called "Mr. Padre" after playing his entire career with San Diego, was one of the best hitters ever, an eight-time National League batting champ who always played with a smile.
May 4, 2003 |
Tony Gwynn asked Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins a simple question this off-season: What kind of hitter are you? "I asked him that question because he hit some home runs last year," said Gwynn, the former San Diego Padres star and current head baseball coach at San Diego State, who worked with Rollins in the off-season. "When you get a chance to jog around the bases, it's kind of nice," Gwynn said. "But he's a line-drive hitter rather than a guy who's going to hit the ball out of the park.
April 23, 2003 |
If amphetamine use was "rampant" on the San Diego Padres as Tony Gwynn claims, manager Bruce Bochy and general manager Kevin Towers never saw any evidence of it. "If we knew there was a problem, we would have taken care of it," Towers said yesterday. "It's not something Bruce or I or the organization turned our head on. " In an article published in yesterday's editions of The New York Times, Gwynn said amphetamines are an even bigger problem than steroids. The former All-Star estimated that 50 percent of position players use amphetamines, and said use is growing.
January 25, 2003 |
Opening night was a frustrating for coach Tony Gwynn. San Diego State fell to Arizona State, 7-5, last night after blowing leads of 4-0 and 5-1. In Gwynn's debut as coach of his alma mater, San Diego State seemed headed to its first victory over a nationally ranked team in 3 years, but the Sun Devils scored seven runs in the final three innings. "We played really well. We did a lot of things good. We made some plays," Gwynn said. "But when it came crunch time, we didn't make a play.
October 8, 2001 |
Rickey Henderson made sure he didn't go into the winter still waiting for his 3,000th hit. He became the 25th member of the 3,000-hit club with a bloop double yesterday, doing it in his first at-bat in the last game of the season. "It's a great feeling, a feeling that you can't really describe," said Henderson, the San Diego Padres' flamboyant, 42-year-old leadoff hitter who is baseball's runs, steals and walks leader. "I thought I would never get there because I walk so much.