View Full Version : RIP: the GREAT Tony Gwynne and why he was so great.....

06-16-2014, 06:08 PM
they don't make them like they use to.....more of the young guys in the sport today, like the Met's HARVEY are all primed and pumped to play the good life and the night life....

but Tony Gwynne was a STUDENT OF THE GAME!

he had satellite TV as soon as it came out and with the Baseball package, his wife used to help him with this, they would record all of the at bats of the GREAT hitters of his time: the Boggs, etc....and he would come home after a game and watch video and see how the other great hitters would do in their at bats: watching pitches, pitch selection, where they swung, etc and so on.....

he claimed he was constantly learning from watching his peers.......

it would have to be in the contract and compensated for one of these modern guys to do something like that......

old school, baby.....old school.....the Warrior philosophy and Tony had it in spades!!

06-16-2014, 06:28 PM
He was pure hitting, no speed to help him get on base. He always seemed like a class act....

06-16-2014, 06:28 PM
yeah Tony was a great guy...

EVERYONE loved T Gwynn here in San Diego !

06-16-2014, 06:59 PM
Great hitter, student of the game, defensive player...but more than that, he was well-respected and well-liked by his peers. He had an everyman quality to him. No attitude, no prima donna bat flips or tantrums, just pure playing. Baseball is all the poorer now due to his loss, but we're all richer for having seen him play at his best.

06-16-2014, 07:04 PM
What a shame...the guy truly had one of the sweetest looking swings in baseball history. He never seemed to get fooled on too many pitches. Always prepared for whomever he was facing night after night. On top of that, always classy...always. Too bad he, like most others in baseball, got so hooked on the chewing tobacco. It is a game of Russian Roulette and unfortunately, some will pay the ultimate price. I doubt anyone will change their ways though...RIP Tony

x-trainer ben
06-16-2014, 07:16 PM
I heard that his per year strike out avg over his career was about 28, yes folks that is per year!

06-17-2014, 02:32 AM
compare that with the over 100 strikeouts a year by many of todays BETTER hitters!

06-18-2014, 05:52 AM
Pro choice is better than pro life.