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A superhero in the batter's box

Tony Gwynn, 54, gladly shared the science of his hitting with the world

Originally Published: June 16, 2014
By Buster Olney | ESPN.com

As you walked through the doors of the San Diego Padres' clubhouse at Jack Murphy Stadium, into a rectangular room, Tony Gwynn's locker was in the far right corner, right next to the manager's office. Behind that, there was a small space, like a personal library, that served as Tony's science lab of hitting.

All were welcome, including reporters -- like me, when I was assigned to cover the Padres for the San Diego Union-Tribune in 1993 and 1994. Tony was one of the greatest hitters of all ...

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