Wake Up With Tony Gwynn's Final Major League Hit (2001)

If I had to put together a list of players that I wish I could’ve seen play live in person that I never got the chance to, Tony Gwynn would rank pretty high on that list. The guy was incredible. Take one look at his baseball-reference page, and what’s the first thing you notice? There are a lot of bold numbers, which indicate all of the times that he led the league in that particular category. Eight batting titles in all, a lifetime batting average of .338, and the ONLY season that he didn’t hit over .300 was in his rookie season, which he only played in 54 games. That was it. Over his next 19 major league seasons, he’d hit over .300 in each year, including his final year, which was his age-41 season, when he hit .324. Only Ty Cobb had more consecutive seasons with a .300 batting average (23) in major league history.