1. Tony Gwynn
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: July 19, 1982
  • Final Game: October 07, 2001
  • Silver Slugger - 1984
  • TSN All-Star - 1984
  • Gold Glove - 1986
  • Silver Slugger - 1986
  • TSN All-Star - 1986
  • Gold Glove - 1987
  • Silver Slugger - 1987
  • TSN All-Star - 1987
  • Gold Glove - 1989
  • Silver Slugger - 1989
  • TSN All-Star - 1989
  • Gold Glove - 1990
  • Gold Glove - 1991
  • Silver Slugger - 1994
  • TSN All-Star - 1994
  • Branch Rickey Award - 1995
  • Silver Slugger - 1995
  • Silver Slugger - 1997
  • TSN All-Star - 1997
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award - 1998
  • Roberto Clemente Award - 1999
  • MVP - 1984
  • MVP - 1985
  • MVP - 1986
  • MVP - 1987
  • MVP - 1988
  • MVP - 1989
  • MVP - 1991
  • MVP - 1993
  • MVP - 1994
  • MVP - 1995
  • MVP - 1997
  • MVP - 1998
 
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Sometimes, when we do our top 50 in a franchise, it is challenging to determine the man who tops the list.  This is not one of those times.

Tony Gwynn is not only the greatest San Diego Padre ever; he is one of the best hitters the game ever saw.  Gwynn's dedication to plate discipline and studying film would become a template for others to follow, and it yielded a bounty of hits.

Gwynn debuted for San Diego in 1982, and two years later, he was the Padres' regular Rightfielder and firmly established as one of the National League's premier hitters.  Gwynn helped lead San Diego to the pennant in 1984, and that year he won the Batting Title (.351), led the NL in Hits (213), and was an All-Star and Silver Slugger.

Gwynn’s 1984 would become par for the course for him over the next 15 years.  With the exception of his first year in 1982, Gwynn never had a year where he batted less than .300, and he won eight Batting Titles, including a .394 year in 1994, in the strike-halted season where he could have potentially batted .400.  He would finish first in Hits seven times, win the OBP title once, was a 15-time All-Star, and a seven-time Silver Slugger.  The MVP might have elided Gwynn, but he had seven top-ten finishes.

The power game of Gwynn was not his strength, but it was not a weakness either.  Gwynn smashed a respectable 135 Home Runs and had a lifetime Slugging Percentage of .459.  While he would later struggle with weight, Gwynn still swiped 319 Bases and was good defensively, accumulating five Gold Gloves.

Gwynn would amass 3,141 Hits with a .338 Batting Average over a 20-year career.  The Baseball Hall of Fame called him in his first year of eligibility in 2007.  As for the Padres, they inducted Gwynn into their Hall of Fame and retired his number 19 in 2004.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Selected in the 3rd Round in the Amateur Draft 6/6/81.
  • Departed: Retired after the 2001 Season.
  • Games Played: 2,440
  • Notable Statistics:

    1,383 Runs Scored
    3,141 Hits
    543 Doubles
    85 Triples                       
    135 Home Runs
    1,138 RBI
    319 Stolen Bases
    .338/.388/.459 Slash Line
    69.2 bWAR                     

    27 Playoff Games
    11 Runs Scored
    33 Hits
    7 Doubles
    0 Triples                        
    1 Home Run
    11 RBI
    2 Stolen Bases
    .306/.339/.398 Slash Line

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 & 1999)
    Silver Slugger (1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1995 & 1997)
    Gold Glove (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 & 1991)
    Branch Rickey Award (1995)
    Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (1998)
    Roberto Clemente Award (1999)
    Highest bWAR for Position Players (1986 & 1987)
    Highest Offensive bWAR (1987)
    Highest Batting Average (1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996 & 1977)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1994)
    Most At Bats (1988)
    Most Runs Scored (1986)
    Most Hits (1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1995 & 1997)
    Most Singles (1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1995 & 1997)
    Most Sacrifice Flies (1997)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1984 & 1997)
    Highest Championship Win Probability Added (1984)
    Most Total Zone Runs (1991)
    Most Putouts by a Rightfielder (1984, 1986 & 1990)
    Most Assists by a Rightfielder (1984 & 1986)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Rightfielder (1984, 1985 & 1991)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Rightfielder (1984 & 1990)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Rightfieder (1984 & 1986)

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