Tony Gwynn (known as Tony Gwynn, born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California,) is a former Major League Baseball player often considered one of the best hitters in baseball history. He played his entire career as a right fielder where he won five gold gloves. In fact, he never played any position other than outfield until interleague play when he made appearances at designated hitter. It appears certain that he will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible in 2007.
He was selected by the Padres in the third round of the 1981 Major League Baseball draft (the 58th player chosen overall) and played for the San Diego Padres his entire career (1982-2001). He threw and batted left-handed. His uniform number was #19, which was retired in 2004
In honor of Tony Gwynn's long service to the San Diego Padres and the community, the address of the Padres' ballpark, PETCO Park, is 19 Tony Gwynn Way.
Tony Gwynn is currently the head baseball coach for his alma mater, the San Diego State University Aztecs, and until very recently a part time analyst for ESPN. Also recently was his recruitment as a Yahoo! Sports expert analyst.