RIP Tony Gwynn

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by CRUDS, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer Problematic AF

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    Man he was an amazing player. And such a winning personality. Always smiling.

    RIP
     
  2. Titanup1982

    Titanup1982 Pro Bowler

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    Seemed like an amazing player on and off the field. Sucks losing guys like this so young.
     
  3. A.D.

    A.D. It's (insert day of week here) & Colts still SUCK Staff

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    There was a time when I was a baseball fan and in my opinion, Gwynn was the best pure hitter I ever saw (modern era players, not including film of old-timers). Better than Carew or Boggs, who were the only other two that I'd put in the same conversation with Gwynn.

    I haven't watched baseball since the players went on strike, sometime in the mid-90s, so I have no idea if there's been anyone as good since then.
     
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  4. The Hammer

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    Ichiro Suzuki maybe
     
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  5. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    Like A.D., my love for all things MLB took an ugly turn after the strike. I catch the occasional Braves game but don't follow the game anything like I did before the strike.

    For those who want to read about how amazing and respected Gwynn was, read George F. Will's "Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball". He has an entire section on Gwynn and his muscle memory skills. Though it has been some 20 years since I read it, I still remember Will making a case for Gwynn being the greatest hitter since Ted Williams.
     
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  6. 5tweezyPOT

    5tweezyPOT Pro Bowler

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    Never much of a baseball fan but loved playin the games on original p.s. n gwynn was my fav guy to hit with
     
  7. Dman

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    Derek Jeter!
     
  8. Dman

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    RIP Tony Gwynn........ amazing player and good guy from what I hear. Died way to young. I loved to watch this guy hit.
     
  9. The Hammer

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