Private Tony Gwynn memorial held
Remembering Hall Of Famer Tony Gwynn
SAN DIEGO -- A private memorial service for Tony Gwynn was held on Saturday at San Diego State.
Gwynn, who played for the Padres during his 20-year Hall of Fame career, died on Monday after battling cancer. He was 54.
Among the pall bearers for Gwynn was Padres manager Bud Black, a former teammate of Gwynn's at San Diego State.
"The main theme was how respected he was," Black said. "Not only as a baseball player, a baseball man, but as a family man: husband, father, son, brother. I think that's what truly hit home with all of us."
A public tribute for Gwynn will be held Thursday night at Petco Park.
Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press
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