Gwynn was a once in a generation hitter. After a 54 game call-up at the age of 22 in 192, Gwynn hit over .300 for the next 19 consecutive seasons, capturing batting titles. Beyond his prowess at the plate, Gwynn won 5 Gold Gloves and set a standard for professionalism rarely seen in any era of baseball’s history. He wasn’t flashy. He never bragged. Gwynn just came to the park every day with one thing on his mind, beating the opponent. As it should be.