Saturday, January 26, 2008


NEWS FLASH...Tony Gwynn did not take performance enhancing drugs. He just liked to eat.

Gwynn spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres, winning eight batting titles and five Gold Gloves. But the perennial All-Star had the misfortune of drawing a pair of history's most accomplished teams as opponents in his two World Series appearances. San Diego won the franchise's first-ever pennant in Gwynn's third year with the club but fell to the Tigers in five games. Fourteen years later, Gwynn made it back to the Series -- but the Padres dropped four straight contests to a Yankees team widely considered the best squad ever assembled.

Gwynn consoled himself with pizza.

(Photo: Heinz Kluetmeier/SI, Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

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