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February 15, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
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.
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May 29, 1990 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
And now, Week in Review presents yet another astonishing feat that you probably have heard absolutely nothing about: Meet The Man Who Never Misses. He is the Padres' amazing Tony Gwynn. And on Sunday, he committed a crime that he apparently thinks could get him 20 years to life in Holmesburg. He struck out. The reason this should have been big news is that from last Sept. 6 through Sunday, Tony Gwynn had gone to the plate 270 times. He had struck out in exactly five of those trips.
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May 24, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Challenger Leslie Stewart of Trinidad knocked down champion Marvin Johnson twice in the first round and kept up the beating to win the World Boxing Association light-heavyweight title yesterday. The scheduled 15-round fight, at Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, was stopped after the eighth round. Stewart, 26, a Port-of-Spain native, used a quicker and more powerful right to beat the 33-year-old Johnson. Johnson, a native of Indianapolis, was making his third title defense and was fighting Stewart for the second time.
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June 26, 1991 | by Jennifer Frey, Daily News Sports Writer
Anthony Gwynn I and Anthony Gwynn II walk the three blocks from the San Diego Padres' hotel to Busch Stadium together, Tony (the big Gwynn) trying to avoid autograph seekers while Anthony (the little Gwynn) bounces alongside happily in a pink T-shirt and pink shorts, a baseball glove in his hand. "Anthony," Tony asks, stopping suddenly to look at his 8-year-old son. "What do I do tonight to get a hit off this guy, (Ken) Hill?" "Same as you always do," Anthony says matter of factly, obviously aware that his father leads all of baseball with a .366 average and never has finished a full major league season below .309.
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October 10, 1998 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tony Gwynn had just finished spraying line drives all over Qualcomm Stadium yesterday afternoon when a handful of reporters approached him and asked if he had a couple of minutes to chat. Gwynn mopped sweat off his round face and sighed. "Off days stink," he said. "All you do is yak, yak, yak. I just want to go out and play. " A half hour later, Gwynn was still talking. And talking. That's how much fun the greatest of all San Diego Padres is having being back in the National League Championship Series for the first time since 1984, his first full season the majors.
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July 29, 2007 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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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)
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October 4, 1994 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
No one will ever know now. We'll never know how the 1994 baseball season would have turned out if it had ended on Oct. 2 instead of Aug. 11. But suppose the strike had never happened. Suppose the season had gone on exactly the way it was supposed to. Would Matt Williams have hit 62 home runs? Would Tony Gwynn have hit .400? Would the Phillies have won 40 games in a row and made the playoffs? The computer mavens at Stats Inc., the highly respected baseball statistical service in Skokie, Ill., wanted to find out. So they played out the final 52 days of the season on their computers.
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February 16, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
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.
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July 14, 1994 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They could have been this generation's Pete Rose and Ray Fosse. There was Tony Gwynn late Tuesday night, steaming around third base, heading for the plate to try to score the winning run for the National League in the All-Star Game. And there was Ivan Rodriguez, cleats straddling the plate, waiting for the relay throw - and waiting for Tony Gwynn. These are the kind of moments that all-star memories are made of. And for Tony Gwynn, this all-star memory is not going to go away, just the way Rose's memory of running over Fosse at the plate in the 1970 All-Star Game never goes away.
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September 18, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO - With a few days left in triple-A Lehigh Valley's season, Tony Gwynn Jr. chucked his size-10 red sneakers. The most difficult season of his life would soon end, and he prepared for his trip home to Southern California. "I didn't want to pay the extra money for the overweight bags," Gwynn said. He laughed Tuesday, as he wore teammate Freddy Galvis' red shoes. Gwynn arrived at 19 Tony Gwynn Drive to find his name atop the Phillies lineup. He would play in the shadow of his father's bronze statue beyond the center-field wall.
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July 22, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies made three roster moves before Monday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the San Francisco Giants. The most difficult move was designating outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment. Just last month, Gwynn's father, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, died. "It was tough with Tony with everything he's gone through," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said before the game. "He's a very professional guy, a terrific teammate, so it's tough. " Sandberg said that Gwynn could still remain with the organization.
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July 22, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
NOT EVERYONE can be Derek Jeter. Chipper Jones won his only world championship as a rookie. Cal Ripken Jr. was in his second season when the Orioles beat the Phillies to win his only World Series in 1983. Tony Gwynn reached the World Series twice, in 1984 and 1998, when his San Diego Padres were beaten in five games by Detroit and swept by the Yankees, respectively. Now in his 11th season with the Mets, his career batting average an even .300, David Wright has played in the postseason just once, when the Mets lost to the Cardinals in a seven-game National League Championship Series, in 2006.
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July 17, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - For three minutes, Joe Torre tried to explain the bewilderment behind Rule 7.13 - an "experimental" provision to prevent home-plate collisions - and concluded with an indictment of the rule that has frustrated both managers and players. "It's not as confusing as I'm making it sound," Torre said Tuesday. Managers and players may disagree. Torre, Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball operations, said the rule will not be eliminated after its one-year trial.
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June 18, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Some days leave an imprint so deep they can never be forgotten. Thirty minutes alone in the home dugout at Jack Murphy Stadium with Tony Gwynn Sr. qualifies as one of those days. As approachable as your best friend, Gwynn agreed on an April day in 1992 to do an interview about John Kruk. The two men shared a body type that defied their elite athleticism and each had the ability to hit laserlike line drives with a baseball bat. They had entered the professional ranks together in 1981 in Walla Walla, Wash., site of the San Diego Padres' single-A affiliate in the Northwestern League.
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June 18, 2014 | BY TYLER TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
THE RUSSET dugout adjacent the crisp, white third-base line at Ashburn Field was ominously silent. Beneath the shade yesterday sat Penn Charter second baseman Demetrius Isaac, crammed between his Inter-AC Carpenter Cup teammates, arms folded, yapping about the passing of one of baseball's greatest, Tony Gwynn. Their conversation about mortality was a metaphor for their play in the game's first three innings against Delaware South. But then, Isaac changed his mood. Sprinting from the trench, he stepped into the batter's box. He slightly leaned his back and stepped into the box, focused on the pitcher.
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June 18, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - All across the Phillies clubhouse Monday afternoon, Tony Gwynn's presence endured. There was Ryne Sandberg, who played alongside Gwynn in 10 All-Star Games. Larry Bowa managed Gwynn for two seasons in San Diego. Jimmy Rollins and Marlon Byrd were tutored there one winter by Gwynn. And the Hall of Famer's son, Tony Jr., is their teammate. He flew Sunday night with the Phillies to Atlanta, was awakened Monday by the message every child dreads, and departed to grieve. The Phillies mourned by celebrating Gwynn's many legacies, one of which is Tony Jr. His No. 19 Phillies jersey hung in the dugout Monday night.
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March 18, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - On Aug. 5, 2012, Tony Gwynn appeared in a big-league game for the 605th time. More than 3 years had passed since the Padres had promoted him to the majors and made him their everyday centerfielder. He still had another year remaining on the 2-year, $2 million contract extension that he had signed with the Dodgers in December 2011. So when the Dodgers designated him for assignment the following day, he had little sense that it would turn into the potential end of his major league career.
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February 16, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
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.
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February 15, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
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.
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