Hall of Fame Outfielder Dies at age 54

Mr. Padre Remembered: Fans Take to Social Media

By Laura McVicker
|  Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014  |  Updated 3:56 AM PDT
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Hundreds of fans have responded to NBC 7’s Facebook post, asking them to share a favorite moment of “Mr. Padre” Tony Gwynn. As NBC 7’s Nicole Gomez found out, Gywnn’s legacy will be much more than baseball.

Hundreds of fans have responded to NBC 7’s Facebook post, asking them to share a favorite moment of “Mr. Padre” Tony Gwynn. As NBC 7’s Nicole Gomez found out, Gywnn’s legacy will be much more than baseball.

One after another, the thoughtful comments came pouring in -- some of the most moving online comments we've ever seen.

Instantly after news broke that legendary San Diego Padres player Tony Gwynn had died, fans took to Facebook and Twitter to remember the icon.

Just before 10 a.m., 500 fans had left comments on NBC 7's Facebook page, sharing memories, some personal, of the baseball legend.

Many lauded Gwynn as a down-to-earth player, noting his laugh and cheerful attitude. Many shared memories of seeing him play when they were young or watching his milestones from the stands.

Here are some of those memories. Be sure to go NBC 7's Facebook page to share your own. We'll miss you, Mr. Padre:

 

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