For one, the tool of choice was a bat. For the other, a stick. Tony Gwynn and Jean Beliveau died this year, unparalleled craftsmen who made the supremely difficult look almost easy.
“The baseball family has sadly lost a number of people this year and did not want to slight anyone by singling out one individual.”
Tony, enjoy the Big Ball Orchard in the Sky. Give my best to the Babe and Lou.
It’s too late for the best pure hitter of our generation. But with a little change in culture, MLB could save others.
Tony Gwynn spoke to me only once. It was 24 years ago, and I have never forgotten the words, or their meaning in the life of an elite baseball player.
Gwynn had been on a medical leave from his job as baseball coach at San Diego State since late March. Agent John Boggs said Gwynn died Monday at a hospital in suburban Poway.
Raul Ibanez’s role will increase against the Tigers’ parade of right-handed starters and will be a key figure in the Yankees’ hopes of reaching the World Series.
Both Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout have had historic 2012 seasons, but only one can take home the AL MVP.
Melky Cabrera disqualified himself from the NL batting title race.
Chipper Jones personified what sports and competition are all about.
Remember when you thought Derek Jeter was finished? Now it’s looking like 4,000 hits is a realistic possibility.
Phil Hughes put in his best outing of the season as the Yankees defeated the Mariners 6-2 on Saturday.
For Tony Gwynn, his repeated use of chewing tobacco during his twenty year career has caused his recent struggles with mouth cancer.
Sports need dignitaries like Tony Gwynn, whose achievements are not commensurate with his ability to tweet his latest sneaker deal.
Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn says he has cancer in a salivary gland. He told The San Diego Union-Tribune the cancer was discovered last month and he faces seven to eight weeks of treatment.