Tony Gwynn was without a question one of the most talented players in the history of baseball.
He played his entire career with the San Diego Padres and was a key piece on their 1998 World Series team.
Few could hold a candle to his ability to swing the bat and come through in clutch situations.
As we continue with Black History Month, it’s important to remember everything Gwynn accomplished during his career and life.
He was a 15-time All-Star, a seven-time Silver Slugger, an eight-time batting champion, and a five-time Gold Glover.
His son, Tony Gwynn Jr., stopped by MLB Network to discuss what his father meant to him and everything he accomplished in his life.
.@tonygwynnjr discusses his dad's famed accomplishments and one quality he associates with him forever.@Taylor_McGregor | #MLBTonight | #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/7yGUeCiyfL
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 9, 2023
Gwynn, now a radio broadcaster for the Padres, discussed his dad’s ability to hit, describing it as a God-given talent.
However, Gwynn stated that his father was most proud of the five Gold Gloves he won, even above his eight batting titles.
The Hall-of-Famer’s son discussed how in his early playing days he wasn’t a great defensive player, but evolved over time and became a stalwart in the Padres outfield.
Gwynn praised his dad for his hard work and determination to try and turn things around on the defensive end.
He was then asked what he was most proud of his dad for.
Gwynn replied by saying that the consistency was what he was ultimately most proud of, describing his admiration and respect for players who were able to perfect that art, having also played the game himself.NEXT: MLB World Reacts To The Yu Darvish News