A man who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame passed away on Monday.
According to NBC Sports, Tony Gwynn died at the age of 54 after a tough battle with salivary gland cancer.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) June 16, 2014
— MLB (@MLB) June 16, 2014
Tony Gwynn Sr. was one of the best & most liked players in MLB history.
Rest in peace, Mr. Padre. You'll be missed. pic.twitter.com/dv5YVNhx4R
— ESPN (@espn) June 16, 2014
Over his career, he won eight batting titles, tying the record for the second-most in Major League Baseball history.
During his 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, he was considered one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history.
The man known as ‘Mr. Padre’ was a 15 time All-Star and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.
In March, Gwynn left San Diego State, where he coached the school’s baseball team, due to ongoing cancer treatments.
Over the last few years, he went through several surgeries to remove malignant tumors, which he blamed on years of using chewing tobacco.