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

Description:

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-dc8f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1864207

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