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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Retro GWYNNsday

Quick post before heading to school (which has been going great the first two days, I might add).  Don't let the title fool you, when I say "retro", you may be thinking of seeing Tony in the sweet, sweet Padre brown and yellow.  This 1993 Pinnacle card would be a good example of that, I suppose...


But today, I was thinking really retro...

Tony graduated from high school in Long Beach in 1978, and did not play baseball for San Diego State his freshman year because... he wanted to concentrate on basketball.

Tony was a record-setter at SDSU, setting school marks for assists in a season and assists in a career.  The same day that he was drafted in the 3rd round of the draft by the Padres (58th overall), he was also drafted by the San Diego Clippers in the 10th round of the NBA draft.  Fortunately, he decided to go with baseball...

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