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Gwynn 'thrilled to death' with statue at Petco Park

Updated: July 21, 2007, 11:30 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- It's been a busy few days of unveilings for Tony Gwynn -- first the Wheaties box, then the bronze statue.

Eight days before his induction at Cooperstown, Gwynn watched and applauded Saturday evening as a larger-than-life statue of his likeness was unveiled on a grassy knoll just beyond the outfield wall at Petco Park.

Gwynn admired the 9-foot statue, which shows the former batting star in mid-swing. The base bears the inscription "Tony Gwynn, Mr. Padre" on ...

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