Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54
The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame says San Diego Padres great Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54.
Gwynn said his use of smokeless tobacco caused a malignant tumor in his cheek. He underwent extensive surgeries to have growths removed.
Gwynn, who played from 1982 to 2001 for the Padres, had eight batting titles in his career - tied for the second most in MLB history. He won numerous awards, including five Gold Gloves and seven Silver Sluggers, and he made All-Star 18 times.