Tony Gwynn, RIP

by James Finn Garner

20 years
in the same “ugly ass” uniform.
2 full seasons with 40 strikeouts.
Yeah, 40!
A near-.400 season
One more victim of the ’94 strike.

Yet
Consistency
Loyalty
Generosity
Intensity
Are a life beyond numbers
That a plaque can’t cover.

San Diego was proud
of Mr. Padre
And so are we all.


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