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Hall Of Famer Tony Gwynn, 54, RIP

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who notched more than 3,100 hits during a Major League Baseball career spanning two decades, has died at age 54 following a battle with salivary gland cancer. MLB and San Diego Padres officials announced Gwynn’s death on Monday. His .338 career batting average is the highest since Ted Williams retired from the Boston Red Sox in 1960 with a .344 average. Gwynn, who won a record eight National League batting titles and played in the franchise’s two World Series appearances, retired in 2001 and later coached for San Diego State University. He signed a one-year extension as the school’s head coach on Wednesday, ESPN reports. He took over the program at his alma mater after the 2002 season/Fox News. More here. (AP file photo: In 2007, former San Diego Padre Tony Gwynn talkes about his election to the National Baseball Hall Of Fame)

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