Baseballism Presents: The Legend of Tony Gwynn

Baseballism Presents: The Legend of Tony Gwynn
Baseballism Celebrates One of the Greatest Hitters to Ever Live

In collaboration with the Gwynn family, Baseballism is proud to announce the launch of the Baseballism x Tony Gwynn Collection on May 25th. The launch will take place ONLINE and in ALL BASEBALLISM RETAIL STORES on the same day. The first edition launch will include six inline Tony Gwynn pieces and a Limited Edition Cap that will be given away for FREE with purchases of $75 or more on May 25th only. A special Baseballism Pop-Up will take place in San Diego, California at the Cali Strong Store. Scroll down for sneak peeks.

Release Details

Where: Baseballism Online, All Retail Locations, Cali Strong - San Diego, CA

Baseballism Online - 1pm EST, Saturday, May 25th
Baseballism Irvine - 10am PST, Saturday, May 25th
Baseballism San Francisco - 10am PST, Saturday, May 25th
Baseballism Chicago - 10am CDT, Saturday, May 25th
Baseballism Milwaukee - 10am CDT, Saturday, May 25th
Baseballism Field of Dreams - 10am CDT, Saturday, May 25th
Baseballism St. Louis - 10am CDT, Saturday, May 25th
Baseballism Chesterfield - 10am CDT, Saturday, May 25th
Baseballism Texas (Arlington) - 11am CDT, Saturday, May 25th
Baseballism Scottsdale - 10am MST, Saturday, May 25th
Baseballism Atlanta - 10am EDT, Saturday, May 25th
Baseballism Cooperstown - 10am EDT, Saturday, May 25th
Baseballism HQ Store (Beaverton, OR) - 10am PST, Saturday, May 25th
Cali Strong, San Diego - 11am PST, Saturday, May 25th

Limited Editon Caps will be given away with any $75+ purchase while supplies last. Limit one per order. Your free cap will appear in your cart if available when you have $75+ worth of merchandise in it. Having the cap in your cart does not reserve it. You must checkout. Baseballism Limited Giveaways have historically sold out very quickly. We recommend arriving at your respective store at open or earlier to ensure your free cap. When shopping online, having an item in your cart does not reserve the item, you must check out.

The Legend of Tony Gwynn (1960-2014)

Tony Gwynn, affectionately known as "Mr. Padre," was not only a Hall of Fame outfielder but also one of the greatest hitters in Major League Baseball (MLB) history. Born on May 9, 1960, in Los Angeles, California, Gwynn's journey to baseball stardom began in the heart of Southern California and took him to a storied career with the San Diego Padres, where he spent his entire 20-year MLB tenure.

Gwynn's athletic prowess was evident early on, not just on the baseball diamond but also on the basketball court. He attended San Diego State University (SDSU), where he excelled in both sports. In fact, Gwynn was drafted by both the San Diego Padres and the San Diego Clippers of the National Basketball Association on the same day in 1981. However, his passion for baseball prevailed, marking the start of what would be a legendary career in MLB.

Making his major league debut on July 19, 1982, Gwynn hit the ground running. He quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with, known for his exceptional batting skills and discipline at the plate. Gwynn had a knack for making contact with the ball, rarely striking out and consistently putting the ball in play. His smooth, left-handed swing became his trademark, as did his ability to hit the ball to all fields.

Throughout his career, Gwynn amassed a batting average of .338, won eight batting titles, and secured a spot in 15 All-Star games. What made Gwynn truly exceptional was his approach to hitting. He was a student of the game, famously using video analysis to study pitchers and refine his swing long before it became a common practice in the sport. His dedication to his craft was unparalleled, often spending hours reviewing tapes and working on his technique.

Off the field, Gwynn was equally impressive. Known for his cheerful personality and infectious smile, he was a beloved figure in San Diego and beyond. He was deeply involved in the community, often participating in charity events and advocating for youth sports programs. After retiring from playing in 2001, Gwynn didn't stray far from baseball. He returned to his alma mater, SDSU, to coach the college's baseball team, sharing his knowledge and passion for the game with the next generation of players.

Gwynn's contributions to baseball were recognized in 2007 when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving an overwhelming 97.6% of the vote on his first ballot. His speech reflected his humility and gratitude, qualities that defined his character both on and off the diamond.

Tony Gwynn left an indelible mark on baseball and the hearts of those who watched him play. His legacy lives on through his family, the countless players he coached, and the community he helped build. Gwynn was not just a phenomenal baseball player but a true ambassador of the sport, epitomizing sportsmanship, perseverance, and the sheer joy of the game. His story remains a testament to what dedication and love for a sport can achieve, making "The Legend of Tony Gwynn" a tale of inspiration for generations to come.

Baseballism x Tony Gwynn Sneak Peeks (Coming Soon)

Each Baseballism x Tony Gwynn piece is adorned with an embroidered Tony Gwynn signature and has been approved by the Gwynn Family. The first collection will include six collectible pieces featuring Baseballism Diamond Fabric Blends.

Limited Edition Seeing Beach Balls Giveaway

Sneak peek of three tees and three caps in the Legend of Tony Gwynn Collection.