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Tony Gwynn Tony Gwynn collecting hit number 3,000 in his career. 'Anthony Keith "Tony" Gwynn ' (born May 9 in Los Angeles, California ) is a former Major League Baseball player often considered one of the best hitters in baseball history. He played his entire career as a right fielder where he won five Gold Glove Awards. In fact, he never played any position other than outfield until interleague play when he made appearances at designated hitter . It appears certain that he will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible in 2007. He was selected by the Padres in the third round of the MLB draft (the 58th player chosen overall) and played for the San Diego Padres his entire career ( ). He threw and batted left-handed. His uniform number was #19, which was retired in In honor of Tony Gwynn's long service to the San Diego Padres and the community, the address of the Padres' ballpark, PETCO Park , is 19 Tony Gwynn Way.