Amazing Facts About Tony Gwynn


As we celebrate the life of the ultimate Padre, Tony Gwynn, enjoy some crazy Tony Gwynn facts after the jump. One of the best pure hitters to ever play.

*He had a .338 career batting average and never hit below .309 in any full season.

*Batted .444 with the bases loaded.

*In 323 AB vs. Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Greg Maddux, Tony Gwynn struck out a total of three times. Two vs. Glavine.

*Gwynn never struck out more than 40 times in a season.

*Gwynn hit over .350 five times after the age of 33. Hit .372 at the age of 37 in 1997, and only struck out 28 times in 592 at-bats.

*In Gwynn’s career, he had one three-strikeout game. There were 11 yesterday in the Majors. One of those was a four K game, which Gwynn never did.

*Gwynn had more doubles than Roger Hornsby and Lou Gehrig, more triples than Ichiro, and more stolen bases than Carlos Beltran.

*Career highlights and awards
15× All-Star (1984–1987, 1989–1999)
5× Gold Glove Award (1986, 1987, 1989–1991)
7× Silver Slugger Award (1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1997)
Roberto Clemente Award (1999)
8× NL batting champion (1984, 1987–1989, 1994–1997)

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