It is rare that we write about something other than the Yankees here at BYB, but every once in a while a special occasion or special person comes along that makes it necessary to do so.Tony Gwynn is one of those exceptions.Tony died today after a battle with cancer. Upon hearing the news, I could not help but reflect in admiration; not only for his jaw-dropping abilities on the field, but for the way he conducted himself off it. To put it in Yankee-terms, Tony was “Jeteresque”.“Mr. Padre” spent every one of his 20 Major League seasons with the San Diego Padres. He, like Jeter, is one of the few ballplayers in the past thirty years to stay with a single team. But, the similarities don’t end there.Gwynn was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame in 2007, getting named on all but 13 ballots....

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