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Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away at the age of 54. He played 20 seasons in the Majors, all with the San Diego Padres. He compiled 3,141 hits and a .338 career batting average, which is the highest in the last 50 years and ranks tied for 18th all time.
The 15-time all-star was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007. He was a first ballot selection and received 97.6 percent of the votes. He won eight batting titles, seven Silver Sluggers and five Gold Gloves. He played with the Padres in their only two pennant-winning seasons (1984 and 1998). He was known for his knack of making contact and rarely striking out.
Gwynn's cause of death was cancer, which was announced on Monday. He is survived by his wife, Alicia, and children, Anisha, and Tony Jr. Tony Jr. is an outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies. Here are Gwynn’s 10 biggest accomplishments in the Majors.
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