Friday, 31 December 2021

122 - Tony Gwynn


122 - Tony Gwynn

Front: Signing an autograph.

Back: Circling the basepaths.

Better side: Kinda surprised that none of the feature him at the plate. I love autograph photos, but the casual way he's just going around the bases gives a slight nod to the reverse.

Ties to my personal collections: None. But he did pick up his 3000th hit in Montreal.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 71

Wiki-facts: Lots of interesting choices, but I'll pick - "On May 9, 2017, a memorial statue in his honor was unveiled at Lake Poway"

Google it: Related searches: "Gwynn played both baseball and basketball at San Diego State, and he still owns several records in basketball for the Aztecs"  

How was his strike-shortened 1994? An All-Star. A Silver Slugger. Lead the NL with 165 hits, while batting .394 with 12 HR and 64 RBI.

Birthday boy: I don't do this for players who have passed away.

Next up: Jeffrey Hammonds (The first Oriole)

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