San Diego Padres Honor Baseball Legend Tony Gwynn

PHOTO: San Diego Padres players stand in right field observing 19 seconds of silence in honor of Hall of Fame player Tony Gwynn during ceremonies prior to a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, June 18, 2014, in San Diego.
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The San Diego Padres honored the late Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn before Wednesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners.

Gwynn, 54, died Monday following a bout with cancer. He was the team’s most iconic player, compiling 3,141 hits during 20 seasons with the Padres.

Gwynn’s uniform number – 19 – was groomed into the right field grass and showcased behind home plate.

Petco Park scoreboards also honored Gwynn.

The Petco Park scoreboard shows a video of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who died earlier this week, during pregame activities before a game against the Seattle Mariners, June 18, 2014, in San Diego.
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The Petco Park scoreboard shows a video of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who died earlier this week, during pregame activities before a game against the Seattle Mariners, June 18, 2014, in San Diego.

A video shown before the game featured some of Gwynn’s historic moments, from his hit milestones to World Series heroics, interactions with baseball greats to his work mentoring young players.

The Padres players stood in right field, Gwynn’s position, as the stadium observed 19 seconds of silence.

The players also wore patches on their hats and uniforms, a home plate design emblazoned with “19.”

PHOTO: San Diego Padres players sport a patch on their uniforms in honor of Hall of Fame player Tony Gwynn, June 18, 2014, in San Diego.
Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo
PHOTO: San Diego Padres players sport a patch on their uniforms in honor of Hall of Fame player Tony Gwynn, June 18, 2014, in San Diego.

The Padres will wear the patches on their jerseys for the remainder of the season, honoring a Hall of Famer nicknamed “Mr. Padre” for his dedication to the franchise.

Baseball Legend Tony Gwynn Dead at 54
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Baseball Legend Tony Gwynn Dead at 54

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