MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies at 54

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Major League Basbeall Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has passed away at age 54 according to ESPN.

Gwynn spent 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres collecting 3,141 career hits. In 1994 Gwynn hit a career best .394 falling just three hits short of topping the .400 mark. The lone season in which Gwynn did not top a .300 batting average came in his rookie season of 1982 when he had a .289 average.

A left handed hitter, Gwynn won eight National League batting titles. He appeared in 15 All-Star Games and won five Gold Glove Awards.

After retiring from the Padres, he took over coaching at San Diego State in 2002. He had been on medical leave since March while recovering from medical treatment but was given a one-year contract extension on June 11.

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