Tony Gwynn was not a home run hitter.
In twenty seasons with the San Diego Padres, he only hit 135 home runs. Compare that to the home run record holder, Barry Bonds, who hit 762 home runs in his twenty-one years of professional baseball.
Tony was a “contact hitter,” one who rarely strikes out. Put a contact hitter at the plate and they probably won’t knock it out of the park, but they’ll at least make contact and put the ball in play. They’ll consistently get you singles and doubles.
I like Tony’s style.
Too often in life, we make one of two mistakes…