Tony Gwynn Dies At Age Of 54: Twitter Mourns The Loss Of A Legend

Monday morning came with heavy news for the Major League Baseball family, and baseball fans around the world. Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died at the young age of 54. Gwynn lost his battle with cancer just a day after Father’s Day.

Mr. Padre’s passing was first reported by MLB.com columnist Barry M. Bloom, who received word from Gwynn’s agent, John Boggs.

As the news broke, Twitter instantly turned its attention to remembering one of the greatest and most-respected players to ever grace the diamond.

Gwynn finished his career as a 15 time All-Star, five time Gold Glove Award winner, seven time Silver Slugger Award winner, eight time National League batting champion, and the recipient of the 1999 Roberto Clemente Award. He registered a career batting average of .338, with 3,141 hits, 135 home runs, and 1,138 RBIs.

He is a legend that will continue to live on despite being taken from the world way too early.