Players and fans are mourning the passing of baseball legend Tony Gwynn, who died of cancer early this morning. He was just 54.
RIP Tony Gwynn. A true class act and one of the great hitters of the late 20th century. HOF induction speech: http://t.co/PwbQYfcbz9
— Tom McCammon (@TomMcCammon) June 16, 2014
Hearing that Tony Gwynn has died. An inestimable loss for baseball. RIP.
— Leon Wolf (@LeonHWolf) June 16, 2014
His voice. His swing. His smile. All inimitable. All full of joy. RIP Tony Gwynn.
— Steve Weissman (@Steve_Weissman) June 16, 2014
— MLB (@MLB) June 16, 2014
— MiLB.com (@MiLB) June 16, 2014
Sorry to hear about Tony Gwynn. In my only one-on-one, he could not have been more gracious. Don't forget his Gold Gloves and his early SBs.
— Bob Ryan (@GlobeBobRyan) June 16, 2014
So sad to hear the news of Tony Gwynn's death. I had the pleasure of working with him in San Diego. Not a lot of words for this loss. RIP.
— Leila Rahimi (@leilarahimi) June 16, 2014
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 16, 2014
Tony Gwynn was one of the best hitters I ever saw in my life & was a true gentleman and class act on and off the field he will be missed RIP
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) June 16, 2014
RIP the greatest Padre of all time, Tony Gwynn. Class-act, phenomenal hitter, early stolen base fiend, solid outfielder. HOFer. Winner!
— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) June 16, 2014
Oh man, RIP Tony Gwynn. Great hitter, great guy.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) June 16, 2014
RIP Tony Gwynn. A childhood favorite.
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) June 16, 2014
Wow, so sad about Tony Gwynn. Did a lot of damage to my beloved Dodgers, but a real sportsman & gentleman whom everyone liked. RIP.
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) June 16, 2014
Sad day in baseball..We lost one of the greatest hitters that ever played! Tony Gwynn you will be missed by many! Prayers out to his family!
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) June 16, 2014
Tony Gwynn was a brilliant player and fine human being. We are deeply saddened by the news of his passing.
Rest in peace, Mr. Padre.
— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 16, 2014
Today we lost a great baseball player today one that was awesome to watch and hear about. The great Tony Gwynn. Prayers with him and family
— Derek Holland (@Dutch_Oven45) June 16, 2014
— Jimi (@Jimi971) June 16, 2014
RIP to the one and only Tony Gwynn. Terrible news. pic.twitter.com/rnkZdiZ8QL
— Routine Baseball (@RoutineBaseball) June 16, 2014
If you're my age, Tony Gwynn passing away is like having a piece of your childhood die, too. He was everything great about baseball. RIP.
— Dave Doyle (@davedoylemma) June 16, 2014
One of my true heroes. Stayed in his home town for less money. Great athlete, husband and father. RIP Tony Gwynn pic.twitter.com/x7UUgJJOYQ
— Shane (@shanethevein) June 16, 2014
The Hall of Fame was built for men as skilled as Tony Gwynn, but a better man has never walked onto the diamond. pic.twitter.com/Ml0qkCTsFz
— MLB Jesus (@MLBJesus) June 16, 2014
Some people deserve more time. #RIPTonyGwynn; a class act.
— Sam Valley (@SamValley) June 16, 2014
Kids, let the memory of Tony Gwynn guide your way through sports. RIP. He personified class.
— Rick Sheridan (@RickSheridan) June 16, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to Gwynn’s family. RIP.