The baseball world lost a great hitter, and by all accounts, an even better human being this week in the passing of Tony Gwynn. Maybe it's just me, but I know there are and were a lot of jerks in this great game, so why do only the good ones seem to get taken from us too early? I had one encounter with Gwynn at a finance conference in San Diego several years ago. After getting the obligatory autographed ball and picture with Tony, I simply stood around and watched as he signed ball after ball and posed for picture after picture with middle-aged businessmen like myself, all the while smiling, joking around and simply being Tony Gwynn.
After his session was over, he started walking away, but I, of course, followed him (from a distance!), amazed that no one seemed to notice a .338 lifetime hitter walking ... You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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