Tony Gwynn Jr. Called Dad on Father’s Day

“I always try to get in an 'I love you,'” Gwynn Jr. told Comcast SportsNet

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Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn's son, Tony Gwynn Jr., spoke to his father just hours before his death, giving him a call on Father's Day.

"Today I lost my Dad, my best friend and my mentor," he posted via Twitter. "I'm gonna miss u so much pops."

Gwynn, Jr. was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies earlier this year and has had success in center field and in the lineup.

He has learned to show his respect and love for his Hall of Fame father off the field and not just on.

On Father's Day before yesterday's game, Gwynn Jr. called his father on the west coast to wish him a Happy Father's Day. 

“I always try to get in an I love you,” Gwynn Jr. told Comcast SportsNet's Jim Salisbury. “For a while that was uncomfortable for me, I don’t know why. But since 2010, it hasn’t been uncomfortable. It’s something I want to make sure I get in because you never know what’s going to happen.”

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