Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game allows players from all over the league to honor the legends of the game, both past and present. While much of the focus of the 2014 midsummer classic was on living legend Derek Jeter, the players also took a more somber moment to honor the late Tony Gwynn.
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Players from all around baseball idolized Gwynn during his long career with the San Diego Padres. He offered an excellent example in terms of his hitting prowess, the way he worked at his craft, and the classy way in which he carried himself. He left a positive impact on so many big leaguers who are now on the ones looked up to by youngsters.
Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles was one player who took the chance to honor Gwynn as he took the field for the midsummer classic on Tuesday. He wrote ‘TG19’ on the special All-Star game version of his cap.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports passes along a photo.
A sense of history lingers during the All-Star game. It gives baseball a chance to think back on All-Star appearances of some of the all-time greats and allows the players to share that accomplishment with some of their heroes. In this case Jones shares his status as an All-Star outfielder with Gwynn. It is great to see him honor one of the great guys baseball has ever seen.
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