San Diego Padres legend and icon, Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn passed away early this morning at the age of 54, from complications from cancer and immune system problems.
His agent John Boggs confirmed the passing after a four month battle with setbacks to his immune system, after multiple surgeries for cancer of the mouth.
In a 20-year career, he hit (.338), with 3141-hits , 17th on the major league hit list.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2007, and rebuilt the San Diego State Aztecs baseball program.
Tony Gwynn was quality as a ballplayer-class as a person.