Tony Gwynn's signature season
When at-bats boarded an Amtrak for hell, which every man's share will do in a 20-year career, Tony Gwynn rode them the opposite way.
There was no panic in being behind in the count, no fear, as that green pasture out beyond shortstop, his safe place, always existed. Gwynn would wait on a tough pitch, whack it the other way and cackle down to first base with another single, one more of his 3,141 career knocks.
"I always knew I had the ability to let ...
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