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Padres and Mariners pay tribute to Tony Gwynn

Jun 16, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT

Below is a look at the touching tribute to Tony Gwynn tonight at Safeco Field in Seattle, where the Mariners hosted the Padres:

The Mariners also put the No. 19 on the infield dirt at Safeco Field to honor Gwynn. Appropriately enough, they put it in what Gwynn referred to as the “5.5 hole” between shortstop and third base, the spot where he collected many of his 3,141 career hits.

As for the Padres, they have added a black arm band to their jerseys for tonight’s game. They also have a No. 19 Gwynn jersey hanging in their dugout:

  1. benihanagt - Jun 16, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    While you can criticize the M’s for a lot, they do a fantastic job with tributes and celebrations.

    • natstowngreg - Jun 17, 2014 at 1:45 PM

      Putting the number in the hole between short and third. Extremely classy.

  2. rawdog2013 - Jun 16, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Great tribute to a great player & human being

  3. historiophiliac - Jun 16, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Tigers too:

    The @Tigers honor Tony Gwynn with a special marking on the infield dirt: http://t.co/SY74sp9fan pic.twitter.com/QHiGWxEGUb— MLB (@MLB) June 17, 2014

    • historiophiliac - Jun 16, 2014 at 11:57 PM

      Urgh, you can’t see the pic. :( I guess it didn’t embed right.

  4. icanspeel - Jun 16, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Pretty great tribute by an opposing team.

    • ch0psuey - Jun 17, 2014 at 1:50 AM

      Gonna miss him a ton, but great to see M’s pay tribute as well.

  5. chargrz - Jun 17, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    Hard to believe he’s gone.

  6. moogro - Jun 17, 2014 at 6:02 AM

    “Ladies and Gentlemen, please join us in a moment of silence……Aaaaa-As we remember…….Tony Gwynn”…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..”thank you”

  7. stevequinn - Jun 17, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    The Mariners’ announcer called Gwynn “gracious.” I can’t ever remember a time that Tony Gwynn wasn’t the nicest guy on the field or during an interview. I still have the picture in my mind of Gwynn and Ted Williams talking about hitting. Williams thought Gwynn was the best hitter in baseball Well 3000+ hits and the HOF can testify to that. Fifty-four years old is too young to die.

  8. The Cub Den - Jun 17, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Beautiful tributes to a man that the game will miss dearly. Respect.

    —Mark

    http://mlblogscubden.wordpress.com/

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