Re: Reds vs. Padres Saturday 7/7
Originally Posted by Ironman92
Let's take a second against the Padres to look at what Tony Gwynn did as a Padres player.
Played 20 seasons....
* career avg .338
* from 1993-1997 his batting average was .368
* most remember him being heavy, stole over 300 SB including 56 in one season
* had more walks than strikeouts 19 out of 20 seasons
* from age 30 on he played 12 seasons....only one time did he strikeout 25 or more times in a season....and the year he did he had 28 whiffs in 651 plate appearances and hit .372
* in his final 12 seasons he struck out once out of every 31 plate appearances
* 8x batting champ
* 5x Gold Glove
* his final season at age 41 and vastly overweight he hit .324.
Loved Tony Gwynn
One of my all-time favorite non-Reds. Maybe at the top of the list. A true pro.
Rounding third and heading for home...