San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer turned Thursday into a day of remembrance by encouraging all citizens of San Diego to wear Padres gear in honor of the late Tony Gwynn.
I’m encouraging all San Diegans, including City employees, to wear @Padres gear Thursday, the 19th, to honor #19 Tony Gwynn.
— Kevin Faulconer (@kevin_faulconer) June 18, 2014
For his part, Faulconer showed up to work on June 19 sporting a throwback Gwynn jersey.
— Kevin Faulconer (@kevin_faulconer) June 19, 2014
Gwynn passed away on June 16 from oral cancer. The Padres have scheduled a public memorial for June 26 at Petco Park.