Baseball lost a legend today. Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Fame player, collegiate coach, father to current major leaguer Tony Gwynn Jr. and one of the most prolific hitters in the history of the sport, passed away at the age of 54 after a battle with salivary gland cancer, according to Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com.
With 20 special seasons to reflect on, Bleacher Report is here to reminisce about the most seminal moments in Gwynn's career. The career-long San Diego Padres outfielder, dubbed "Mr. Padre" over the years, retired after the 2001 season with a .338 batting average, 3,141 hits, two World Series appearances and one of the best left-handed swings in history.
The following is a trip down memory lane for a career and life that will be celebrated for a long time. The ranking order is subjective, so feel free to agree, disagree and add your favorites. Considering the achievements Gwynn racked up over the years, many more could have been added to the list.