MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has passed away at the age of 54. That one hits close to home. I watched him play countless times in the nineties, particularly because the Padres and the Dodgers are in the same division. Tony Gwynn’s the only thing I’ve ever really liked about San Diego. 😉
Gwynnie was of the best hitters of all time, with a lifetime average of .338. Saw him play many times, and will always remember his coined term for the gap between SS and 3B where he slapped most of his base hits: “the five-five hole”. He owned it. (That’s 5.5, as in between 5 and 6. Those who’ve ever kept score would understand.)
Ranking #10 of all time in singles, he was always a tough out. The ultimate #2 hitter in any fantasy baseball lineup.