Tuesday, January 09, 2007

T. Gwynn Makes Hall of Fame

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Almost unanimously. Congratulations to Tony and Cal Ripken who were the epitome of what pro athletes should be. They played a long time and with only one team.

I lived in San Diego during most of the 1990's and had the pleasure of watching Gwynn bat on a nightly basis. He's the purest hitter I've ever seen and he worked hard to maintain that.

He was a perennial All-Star, a five-time Gold Glove Outfielder and a career .338 hitter. He struck out so few times as to be incomprehensible in todays game (30-times in 604-at bats in 1989 for example).

Congratulations Tony and thanks for showing me what a baseball player should be--on and off the field.

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