Photos of Padres fans loving late Tony Gwynn.

Balloons spell out 19, Tony Gwynn's number.
Balloons honor 19, Baseball Hall of Fame player Tony Gwynn’s number.

This morning Tony Gwynn passed away. Nearly everyone in San Diego loved Mr. Padre. Count me among them.

I drove past Petco Park’s beautiful Park at the Park just before noon and wandered in over the green grass just to see his statue. A crowd of Padres fans had gathered. Flowers and other tributes formed a growing shrine at the base of his sculpture. The big screen was showing interviews and memorable plays from the amazing baseball career of Tony Gwynn. I noted several people were wiping their eyes. I had to do a bit of blinking, myself.

Tony Gwynn worked hard and good things happened.
Tony Gwynn worked hard and good things happened.
Flowers decorate the base of Tony Gwynn statue.
Flowers decorate the base of Tony Gwynn statue.
Padres fans watch the big smiling face of Tony Gwynn.
Padres fans watch the big smiling face of Tony Gwynn.
Father with child wipes tears from his eyes.
Father with child wipes tears from his eyes.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

One thought on “Photos of Padres fans loving late Tony Gwynn.”

  1. I have been close to tears since reading about his passing. The world has lost a bright light and a great man. San Diego was blessed in having him. He was a joy to watch play, I am so glad I had the opportunity to live there while he was playing. DAF

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