Redditor ViolentEastCoastCity snapped an image (below) of the Tony Gwynn statue at Petco Park where fans have been leaving flowers and other tributes in honor of the San Diego Padres great who passed away Monday at the age of 54.
The items left in honor of Gwynn include flowers, game programs, miniature bats, balloons, home made signs, caps, letters and even a tiny San Diego Chargers helmet.
Ball parks around the majors also paid homage to Gwynn, who amassed 3141 hits in 20 major league seasons. In Detroit they put the number 5.5 on the infield because that’s where Gwynn used to like to hit the ball. Through the 5.5 hole between shortstop and third base.
The Boston Red Sox held a moment of silence for Gwynn, who famously idolized Red Sox great Ted Williams. Dodger Stadium also held a moment of silence in honor of Los Angeles’ long-time foe.
Dodgers announcer Vin Scully spoke about Gwynn in his inimitable fashion.
Gwynn hit .338 lifetime, made 15 All-Star teams, won the Gold Glove five times and played in the World Series twice.