Tony Gwynn Stats

Tony Gwynn was born on Monday, May 9, 1960, in Los Angeles, California. Gwynn was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 19, 1982, with the San Diego Padres. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Tony Gwynn baseball stats page.

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"One of the things I'm proudest about is that I played for one team. My baseball card looks awesome because it has San Diego all the way down. I grew up in an environment where that kind of stuff was important." - Tony Gwynn on MLB.com (12/27/2006, Barry M. Bloom, 'Tony Gwynn heading for the Hall of Fame') [ Tony Gwynn Quotes ]

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Tony "Mr. Padre" Gwynn Autograph on a 1987 Topps (#530)

Birth Name:
Anthony Keith Gwynn
Nickname:
Captain Video or Mr. Padre
Born On:
05-09-1960  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Los Angeles, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-16-2014 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Poway, California
Cemetery:
Dearborn Memorial Park, Poway, California
High School:
Polytechnic High School (Long Beach, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
225
First Game:
07-19-1982 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-07-2001
Draft:
1981 : 3rd Round (58th)

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Tony Gwynn Pitching Stats

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Tony Gwynn Hitting Stats

1982 22 Padres 54 190 33 55 12 2 1 0 17 14 0 16 4 1 0 5 .289 .337 .389
1983 23 Padres 86 304 34 94 12 2 1 0 37 23 5 21 4 3 0 9 .309 .355 .372
1984 24 Padres 158 606 88 213 21 10 5 0 71 59 13 23 6 2 2 15 .351 .410 .444
1985 25 Padres 154 622 90 197 29 5 6 0 46 45 4 33 1 1 2 17 .317 .364 .408
1986 26 Padres 160 642 107 211 33 7 14 0 59 52 11 35 2 2 3 20 .329 .381 .467
1987 27 Padres 157 589 119 218 36 13 7 0 54 82 26 35 2 4 3 13 .370 .447 .511
1988 28 Padres 133 521 64 163 22 5 7 0 70 51 13 40 4 2 0 11 .313 .373 .415
1989 29 Padres 158 604 82 203 27 7 4 0 62 56 16 30 11 7 1 12 .336 .389 .424
1990 30 Padres 141 573 79 177 29 10 4 0 72 44 20 23 7 4 1 13 .309 .357 .415
1991 31 Padres 134 530 69 168 27 11 4 0 62 34 8 19 0 5 0 11 .317 .355 .432
1992 32 Padres 128 520 77 165 27 3 6 0 41 46 12 16 0 3 0 13 .317 .371 .415
1993 33 Padres 122 489 70 175 41 3 7 0 59 36 11 19 1 7 1 18 .358 .398 .497
1994 34 Padres 110 419 79 165 35 1 12 0 64 48 16 19 1 5 2 20 .394 .454 .568
1995 35 Padres 135 535 82 197 33 1 9 1 90 35 10 15 0 6 1 20 .368 .404 .484
1996 36 Padres 116 451 67 159 27 2 3 0 50 39 12 17 1 6 1 17 .353 .400 .441
1997 37 Padres 149 592 97 220 49 2 17 1 119 43 12 28 1 12 3 12 .372 .409 .547
1998 38 Padres 127 461 65 148 35 0 16 0 69 35 6 18 0 8 1 14 .321 .364 .501
1999 39 Padres 111 411 59 139 27 0 10 1 62 29 5 14 0 4 2 15 .338 .381 .477
2000 40 Padres 36 127 17 41 12 0 1 0 17 9 2 4 0 3 1 4 .323 .364 .441
2001 41 Padres 71 102 5 33 9 1 1 0 17 10 1 9 0 0 0 1 .324 .384 .461
20 Years 2,440 9,288 1,383 3,141 543 85 135 3 1,138 790 203 434 45 85 24 260 .338 .388 .459

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Tony Gwynn Fielding Stats

1982 Padres CF 28 25 630 64 2.3 63 63 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.70
1982 Padres LF 24 11 336 28 1.2 28 27 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1982 Padres RF 13 11 297 19 1.5 18 18 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .947 1.64
1983 Padres CF 5 4 105 18 3.6 18 18 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.63
1983 Padres LF 27 22 615 45 1.7 45 42 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.98
1983 Padres RF 55 52 1,401 105 1.9 104 98 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.00
1984 Padres CF 1 0 3 3 3.0 2 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 18.00
1984 Padres RF 156 155 414 358 2.3 355 343 12 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .992 23.15
1985 Padres RF 152 152 4,002 350 2.3 346 333 13 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.33
1986 Padres RF 160 158 459 360 2.3 356 335 21 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .989 20.94
1987 Padres RF 156 154 3,984 319 2.0 313 300 13 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.12
1988 Padres CF 32 32 840 78 2.4 77 76 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.48
1988 Padres RF 102 101 2,679 200 2.0 196 189 7 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.98
1989 Padres CF 86 86 2,238 225 2.6 221 215 6 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.67
1989 Padres RF 72 70 1,899 148 2.1 146 139 7 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.08
1990 Padres RF 141 141 378 344 2.4 339 328 11 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 24.21
1991 Padres RF 134 133 3,525 300 2.2 297 290 7 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.27
1992 Padres RF 127 127 3,384 284 2.2 279 270 9 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.23
1993 Padres CF 4 0 12 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1993 Padres RF 121 119 3,036 254 2.1 249 242 7 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.21
1994 Padres CF 1 1 27 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1994 Padres RF 105 104 2,697 200 1.9 197 191 6 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .985 1.97
1995 Padres RF 133 132 3,378 251 1.9 249 241 8 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 1.99
1996 Padres RF 111 109 2,880 186 1.7 184 182 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 1.73
1997 Padres RF 143 143 3,609 230 1.6 226 218 8 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .983 1.69
1998 Padres RF 116 115 2,706 149 1.3 148 143 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .993 1.48
1999 Padres RF 104 104 2,418 151 1.5 150 146 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .993 1.67
2000 Padres RF 26 26 605 32 1.2 32 31 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.43
2001 Padres RF 17 16 309 19 1.1 19 17 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.66
RF Totals 2,144 2,122 44,060 4,259 2.0 4,203 4,054 149 56 25 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.58
CF Totals 157 148 3,855 390 2.5 383 376 7 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.68
LF Totals 51 33 951 73 1.4 73 69 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.07
20 Years 2,352 2,303 48,866 4,722 2.0 4,659 4,499 160 63 27 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.57

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Tony Gwynn Miscellaneous Stats

1982 Padres 8 3 .727 4 0 n/a 190.0 11.9 11.2 - - -
1983 Padres 7 4 .636 6 1 n/a 304.0 14.5 8.2 - - -
1984 Padres 33 18 .647 2 0 n/a 121.2 26.3 8.5 - - -
1985 Padres 14 11 .560 2 0 n/a 103.7 18.8 13.5 - - -
1986 Padres 37 9 .804 2 0 n/a 45.9 18.3 10.9 - - -
1987 Padres 56 12 .824 3 0 n/a 84.1 16.8 10.9 - - -
1988 Padres 26 11 .703 0 0 n/a 74.4 13.0 7.4 - - -
1989 Padres 40 16 .714 0 0 n/a 151.0 20.1 9.7 - - -
1990 Padres 17 8 .680 0 0 n/a 143.3 24.9 8.0 - - -
1991 Padres 8 8 .500 1 0 n/a 132.5 27.9 8.5 - - -
1992 Padres 3 6 .333 1 0 n/a 86.7 32.5 12.7 - - -
1993 Padres 14 1 .933 2 0 n/a 69.9 25.7 8.3 - - -
1994 Padres 5 0 1.000 5 0 n/a 34.9 22.1 6.5 - - -
1995 Padres 17 5 .773 2 0 n/a 59.4 35.7 5.9 - - -
1996 Padres 11 4 .733 6 0 n/a 150.3 26.5 9.0 - - -
1997 Padres 12 5 .706 3 0 3 34.8 21.1 5.0 - - -
1998 Padres 3 1 .750 9 0 3 28.8 25.6 6.7 - - -
1999 Padres 7 2 .778 5 0 2 41.1 29.4 6.6 - - -
2000 Padres 0 1 .000 4 0 6 127.0 31.8 7.5 - - -
2001 Padres 1 0 1.000 53 0 1 102.0 11.3 6.0 - - -
20 Years 319 125 .718 110 1 15 68.8 21.4 8.2 - - -

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Tony Gwynn Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1982 San Diego Padres 19 $33,500.00 - -
1983 San Diego Padres 19 $35,000.00 - -
1984 San Diego Padres 19 $40,000.00 Stats Stats
1985 San Diego Padres 19 $440,000.00 Stats -
1986 San Diego Padres 19 $540,000.00 Stats -
1987 San Diego Padres 19 $765,000.00 Stats -
1988 San Diego Padres 19 $840,000.00 - -
1989 San Diego Padres 19 $1,141,667.00 Stats -
1990 San Diego Padres 19 $1,066,667.00 Stats -
1991 San Diego Padres 19 $2,162,500.00 Stats -
1992 San Diego Padres 19 $2,025,000.00 Stats -
1993 San Diego Padres 19 $4,333,333.00 Stats -
1994 San Diego Padres 19 $3,633,333.00 Stats n/a
1995 San Diego Padres 19 $4,658,334.00 Stats -
1996 San Diego Padres 19 $4,300,000.00 Stats -
1997 San Diego Padres 19 $4,575,000.00 Stats -
1998 San Diego Padres 19 $4,050,000.00 Stats Stats
1999 San Diego Padres 19 $4,400,000.00 Stats -
2000 San Diego Padres 19 $6,300,000.00 - -
2001 San Diego Padres 19 $2,000,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Tony Gwynn was highly recruited out of High School not as an outfielder, but rather a point guard? When he went to San Diego State University he was there on a basketball scholarship, he didn't join the baseball team until his sophomore year, and on draft day he was selected by both the San Diego Padres (MLB Draft, 3rd Round, 58th overall) and the San Diego Clippers (NBA Draft, 10th Round, 214th overall).

Not one player in the entire history of the National League has won more batting titles in the senior circuit than Tony Gwynn. His eight batting championships (1984, 1987-1989 & 1994-1997) tied Honus Wagner and the two remain in the batting average record book to this day. Join Baseball Almanac as we take a look at some additional numbers of interest as they relate one of the most consistent hitters in Major League history:

.338 - Tony Gwynn finished his career with a .338 batting average, the seventeenth highest in Major League history, the highest by a San Diego Padres player, and if you review the Top 1,000 you'll notice it's the highest by any player who began his career after World War II.

5 - Tony Gwynn led all National League right fielders in defensive putouts three times (1984, 1986, 1990), assists two times (1984 & 1986), double plays two times (1984 & 1991), fielding percentage two times (1984 & 1986), and won five Gold Gloves (1986, 1987 & 1989-1991).

7 - Tony Gwynn won seven Silver Slugger Awards (1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1997) - the only outfielders with more are Barry Bonds & Manny Ramirez .

15 - Tony Gwynn was a National League All-Star from 1984 through 1987 then 1989 through 1999, fifteen times - the most by any San Diego Padres player in franchise history.

19 - Tony Gwynn wore # #19 with the San Diego Padres and they retired his number in 2004, two years after they had inducted him into the Padres Hall of Fame.

97.61 - Tony Gwynn was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 9, 2007, receiving 532 out of 545 ballots (97.61%), seventh highest percentage in Hall of Fame voting history at the time, and just thirteen votes short of a unanimous selection.

1,135 - Tony Gwynn recorded his 1,135th hit on September 17, 1988 , passing Dave Winfield as the all-time Padres hit leader.

3,000 - Tony Gwynn joined the 3,000 Hits Club on August 6, 1999 . He also had his 2,000th career hit on August 6th , back in 1993, and his mother, Vendella Gwynn was born on the 6th of August.

Tony Gwynn Hall of Fame Plaque
Tony Gwynn | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2007 ( HOF )
Petco Park opened on April 8, 2004, replacing Qualcomm Stadium as the home park of San Diego Padres . The stunning open-air ballpark is located at 19 Tony Gwynn Drive, San Diego, California. In 2007, a 9 1/2-foot, 1,200-pound bronze statue of Gwynn was unveiled just beyond Petco Park's outfield. A plaque on the front reads, "Tony Gwynn, Mr. Padre" and at the base, on the back, is a quote from his father, "If you work hard, good things will happen."
Tony Gwynn Statue
Tony Gwynn Statue | Photo by Welcome To San Diego ( Link )

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