In the wake of his college coach, mentor and childhood hero, Tony Gwynn’s death, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg decided to quit smokeless tobacco once and for all.
When Tony Gwynn died, baseball lost a star. Stephen Strasburg lost a former coach — and a man he calls “part of my family.”
As the baseball world struggles to come to grips with the sudden loss of Tony Gwynn, three Nationals players — Ryan Zimmerman, Drew Storen and Scott Hairston — took the time to offer their thoughts on one of the game’s greatest ambassadors, now gone.
Baseball Hall of Fame member Tony Gwynn died Monday at the age of 54.