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Tony Gwynn from the Chronology
Mar 11, 2004 - A new college attendance record is set at newly built Petco Park as Tony Gwynn's Aztecs of San Diego State host Houston before 40106. SD's Scott Shoemaker strikes out 14 in a 4-0 win.
Oct 7, 2001 - Rickey Henderson gets the 3000th hit of his career a leadoff bloop double as the Padres lose to the Rockies 14-5. Ricky then leaves the game. The game is the final one of Tony Gwynn's career. Gwynn pinch hits in the 9th and grounds out then walks around the field shaking hands with hometown fans. Larry Walker who sits wins his third NL batting title in three years at .350. Walker and Rockies teammate Todd Helton (.336) become the first teammates to finish 1-2 since John Olerud (.363) Paul Molitor (.332) and Roberto Alomar (.326) were the top 3 for Toronto in 1993.
Apr 2, 2001 - The Giants Livan Hernandez beats the Padres‚ 3-2‚ with relief help from Robb Nen‚ who K's the side in the 9th. Barry Bonds homers for the Giants. Tony Gwynn's 8th inning RBI-single is his 3‚110th hit‚ tying him with Dave Winfield for 17th place on the all-time hit list. With his start today‚ Gwynn becomes the 5th player in NL history to spend 20+ years while playing his entire career with one team. The others are: Cap Anson; 1871-97 Cubs (five years in the National Association); Mel Ott: 1926-47 Giants; Stan Musial: 1941-44‚ 1946-63 Cardinals; Willie Stargell: 1962-82 Pirates.
Aug 7, 1999 - Just one day after Tony Gwynn reaches the historic milestone Devil Rays' 3B Wade Boggs also gets the 3000th hit of his career in Tampa Bay's 15-10 loss to Cleveland. Boggs goes 3-for-4 in the contest reaching the 3000 mark with a 6th inning HR off Chris Haney.
Aug 6, 1999 - The Padres defeat the Expos 12-10 as SD OF Tony Gwynn records the 3000th hit of his big league career. Gwynn goes 4-for-5 to lead the Padres to victory. Quilvio Veras ties a Pads record by scoring 4 runs.
Apr 28, 1998 - OF Tony Gwynn leads San Diego to a 7-3 win over the Cubs as he strokes 5 hits including a home run scores 3 runs and drives home 2. It is his 9th game of 5 or more hits (one 6-hit game) placing him 3rd on the all-time list behind Cobb (14) and Rose (10).
Jul 21, 1997 - At Miami Wally Joyner is 3-for-4 with two walks to lead the Padres to a 10-2 gaffing of the Florida Marlins. Joyner singles doubles triples scores twice and swipes two bases including home on the back end of a double steal. The Marlins finally turn to John Cangelosi who becomes the first position player to pitch for the Marlins. The outfielder walks one in a scoreless ninth inning and retires Joyner on a fly ball. Cangelosi also pitched two scoreless innings for Pittsburgh against Los Angeles in 1988 and one scoreless inning for Houston against Chicago in 1995. Tony Gwynn is 1-for-5 and finishes the four-game series 2-for-17 dropping his average to .385.
Jul 14, 1997 - In the Padres' 5-3 win over the Giants Tony Gwynn raises his average to .402 with a single double and triple driving in three runs and extending his hitting streak to 19 games. Rickey Henderson baseball's career steals leader swipes his 1200th base in the sixth.
Jun 30, 1997 - At Oakland Tony Gwynn Chris Jones and Greg Vaughn all hit three-run home runs as San Diego pounds Oakland 15-6. Gwynn and Vaughn have 4 RBIs apiece as the Padres bat around twice. 1B Wally Joyner strokes 5 hits for the Pods.
May 22, 1997 - San Diego P Joey Hamilton homers and Tony Gwynn has three hits off Hideo Nomo as the San Diego Padres top the Dodgers 4-1. It is the Pads' seventh straight win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gwynn whose wife Alicia is being sued by Nomo goes 3-for-4 to raise his average to .387. Nomo sued Alicia Gwynn last week in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming the unauthorized use of his name and picture in a jigsaw puzzle.
Sep 4, 1996 - In pursuit of his 7th batting title Tony Gwynn is 4-for-4 in the Padres 2-1 win over the Phils. Gwynn hitting .352 needs to average nearly 5 at bats in the final 22 games to qualify for the batting title.
Aug 16, 1996 - San Diego OF Steve Finley homers in the Padres game against the Mets in Monterrey Mexico. By doing so he becomes the 1st major league player to have homered in 3 different countries having previously hit four-baggers in the US and Canada. The Padres win the 1st regular season game to be played outside of the US or Canada 15-10 belting 4 homers. Leadoff batter Tony Gwynn is 3-for-5 and will repeat it tomorrow in the 7-3 loss to the Mets.
Apr 14, 1996 - John Smoltz loses his no-hit bid when Tony Gwynn hits a one-out fly ball in the 7th that pops out of Ryan Klesko's mitt just before he hits the fence. The hit is ruled a double. Smoltz K's 13 and allows the one hit before giving way to Mark Wohlers in the 9th as the Braves top the Padres 4-0.
Apr 3, 1996 - The San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs‚ 7-5‚ with Joey Hamilton lasting five innings to notch his first win of the year and his first hit in three seasons. Hamilton had been 0-for-57 at the plate‚ one of the worst offensive starts in ML history. Tony Gwynn is 4-for-4‚ while Caminiti has 4 RBIs‚ 3 on a HR. Brad Ausmus‚ Wally Joyner‚ Scott Servais and Sammy Sosa all hit homers. Frank Castillo is the loser.
May 13, 1995 - Frank Castillo allows 3 hits in 8 1/3 innings and Shawon Dunston hits a 3-run homer as the Cubs beat San Diego 5-0. Two of the Padre hits are by Tony Gwynn who has hit .402 in his last 162 games stretching back to July 27 1993. Wad Boggs has also hit .400 over 162 games in more than one season (June 1985- June 1986).
Apr 23, 1994 - Padres' OF Tony Gwynn gets 5 hits including a double and HR in San Diego's 8-2 win over Philadelphia.
Sep 12, 1993 - Tony Gwynn who hasn't played since September 5 undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery. Gwynn's average is a league leading .358.
Aug 4, 1993 - OF Tony Gwynn of the Padres gets 6 hits in SD's 11-10 win over the Giants. It is the 4th time this season he has 5 or more hits in a game tying a major league record set by Wee Willie Keeler in 1897 and equaled by Ty Cobb and Stan Musial.
May 18, 1992 - San Diego P Bruce Hurst hurls a one-hit shutout over the Mets defeating Dwight Gooden by a score of 3-0. The only hit is a single by the recently acquired Chico Walker. Hurst does it without Tony Gwynn who breaks the tip of his right middle finger by slamming it in the door of his Porsche on the way to the bank. Gwynn is hitting .369.
Sep 18, 1991 - San Diego's Tony Gwynn undergoes arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage damage in his left knee. Gwynn has missed 11 of the Padres' last 17 games. He has just 4 hits in his last 27 at bats and has fallen behind Hal Morris in the batting race.
Oct 1, 1989 - Minnesota's Kirby Puckett and San Diego's Tony Gwynn each win batting titles on the final day of the regular season. In a 3-1 loss to Seattle Puckett goes 2-for-5 both doubles. to edge Carney Lansford .339 to .336. Seattle's Harold Reynolds ends the year at .300 and sets a ML record with no homers in 613 at bats. Eric Hanson (9-5) is the winner.
Jun 6, 1988 - The Reds Tom Browning has a perfect no-hitter against the Padres for 81?3 innings before allowing a single to Tony Gwynn. Gwynn hits a 3-0 pitch from Browning who finishes with an easy 12-0 one-hitter.
Jun 27, 1987 - Tony Gwynn goes 3-for-4 in San Diego's 8-4 win over Atlanta to raise his batting average to .387. Gwynn will finish the season at .370 to win his 2nd NL batting title.
Apr 13, 1987 - San Diego sets a ML record when its first 3 batters of the game-Marvell Wynne Tony Gwynn and John Kruk-all homer off the Giants Roger Mason. But the Giants come back to win 13-6. It will be matched in 2003.
Sep 20, 1986 - San Diego's Tony Gwynn steals 5 bases in a 10-6 loss to the Astros tying the modern NL record for steals in one game.
Jun 8, 1986 - Milwaukee beats the Red Sox 7-3 as Wade Boggs goes hitless. Over the past 162 Red Sox games Boggs has played in 160 hitting an even .400. Tony Gwynn will almost match Wade from Jul 1 1993 to July 1 1994 hitting .398.
May 31, 1986 - Wade Boggs raises his average to .402 with a 5-for-5 game as Boston beats Minnesota 7-2. Boggs will hit .357 this year to win his 3rd AL batting title. Through June 6 Boggs will have hit .400 over his past 162 games beginning with June 9 1985. Tony Gwynn will match this feat.
Jul 6, 1985 - At Pittsburgh a 2-out single by Wynne plates the winning run as the Pirates sink the Padres 8-7. Steve Kemp homers for Pittsburgh and would've added a single but is thrown out at 1B in the 7th by RF Tony Gwynn in a 9-3 putout.
Apr 14, 1985 - At Atlanta the Braves defeat the Padres 3-1 behind Rick Mahler and 2B Glenn Hubbard who as a ML-record tying 12 assists. Second base also sees action on the Pads side as Tony Gwynn throws out 2 runners there. LaMar Hoyt gives up the 3 Braves runs in 4 innings of work. In 6 days on April 20 Juan Samuel second sacker of the Phillies will be the next to match the 12 assists in a 7-6 Philadelphia win over the New York Mets. Monte Ward for Brooklyn in 1892 was the first to make 12 assists.
Jul 26, 1984 - San Diego's Tony Gwynn goes 3-for-4 in an 8-2 win over Cincinnati to raise his batting average to .362 best in the majors. Gwynn will finish the season at .351 to win his first NL batting title.
Aug 25, 1982 - In a 7-6 loss to Pittsburgh San Diego outfielder Tony Gwynn breaks his wrist diving for a fly ball. Gwynn hitting .271 will be out for three weeks. He'll return September 13th hit .348 for the rest of the year but will fall short of the .300 mark for the only time in his career.
Jun 8, 1981 - The Seattle Mariners take Oral Roberts University righthander Mike Moore with the first pick overall in the annual amateur draft. The Cubs take Wichita State's Joe Carter with the 2nd pick while the Angels take Dick Schofield son of a former major leaguer with the 3rd pick. The Mets take Terry Blocker with the 4th and Toronto takes Matt Williams with the #5. San Diego selects Kevin McReynolds with #6 and use their 3rd round pick to take San Diego State outfielder Tony Gwynn. Later in the day the San Diego Clippers will select Gwynn in the 10th round of the NBA draft. The Yankees use their first round pick to take Stanford QB John Elway while the Ranger pick Yale's Ron Darling with #9. Darling is the 4th Ivy Leaguer to be picked in the 1st round. The Braves fare worst in the draft as their #1 pick Jay Roberts will never hit above .208 in the minors and no other picks make it to the Bigs. The Reds select high school catcher Lanell Cuver as their top pick but do better on the 4th round picking Paul O'Neill.