SAN DIEGO, CA (WTVB) - Major League Baseball is mourning the loss of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. The former San Diego Padres outfielder passed away Monday at age 54. Gwynn had been battling salivary gland cancer, the result of his longtime use of chewing tobacco. He had surgery to remove a malignant tumor in 2009 and again in 2012.
Gwynn was a career .338 hitter in 20 seasons, all with the Padres. He was a 15-time All-Star and an eight-time National League batting champion. Gwynn was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.