Baseball from Tony Gwynn's 1,000th hit, San Diego Padres


San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn hit this baseball to achieve his 1,000th career hit. Gwynn inscribed the ball to commorate his achievement. The game was a 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros held on April 22, 1988.

Outfielder Anthony Tony Gwynn (1960-2014) played Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres from 1960-2014. One of the greatest hitters of all-time, Gwynn, an 8-time National League batting champion, finishing his career with a lifetime.338 batting average and 3,141 hits.

The left hander was a 15 time All-Star and 1999's Roberto Clemente award recipient. After retiring, he became coach of the San Diego State University baseball team, leading the Aztecs to a 363-363 record from 2003-2014.

Known as Mr. Padre, Gwynn has had his number 19 retired by San Diego. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Date Made: ca 1988

Associated Name: Gwynn, TonySan Diego PadresMaker: Rawlings

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Haiti

Subject: African AmericanBaseballWeb Subject: Sports


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0334.05Catalog Number: 2017.0334.05Accession Number: 2017.0334

Object Name: baseball

Physical Description: leather (overall material)Measurements: overall: 9 in; 22.86 cm


Record Id: nmah_1864207

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