Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died Monday at the age of 54, losing a battle to cancer.
Gwynn made a brief stop in Amarillo in his first season as a professional. After spending 44 games in A ball, Gwynn played 23 games for the Double A Amarillo Gold Sox at the end of the 1981 season and his numbers were spectacular. He hit .462, had a .725 slugging percentage along with an OPS of 1.215 and and OBP of .490.
Gwynn, who only spent parts of two seasons in the minors, played his entire 20 year big league career with San Diego, winning eight national league batting titles, ending with a .338 career batting average.