Top Padres Stories of 2014
By Tim Richer
The Passing of Tony Gwynn
Jun 26, 2014; San Deigo, CA, USA; San Diego Padres former player Tony Gwynn
The biggest story for the Padres in 2014 was also the saddest. On June 16th, we lost the greatest Padre of all-time, Tony Gwynn. You don’t earn the name Mr. Padre for nothing, and Gwynn certainly lived up to the name.
You could go on and on about how great of a player Gwynn was and all of that has been written over and over again, so I’ll keep this brief. Gwynn was more than just a baseball player to San Diego, he was a part of the fabric of the city. He was born and raised in California, went to San Diego State University, played his whole career with the Padres and coached the SDSU baseball team until his death.
We lost more than just the greatest Padre. We lost a great person. Very few people see the kind of universal praise Gwynn received. He was one of a kind and will be missed by all.