Tony Gwynn Biography

( 1960 - )
September 3, 2019
First published on:September 3, 2019
by Oliver

Facts of Tony Gwynn

Date of Birth: 1960, May 9
Age: 59 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Name Anthony Keith Gwynn Sr.
Birth Place Los Angeles, California
Famous Name Tony Gwynn
Father Charles Gwynn
Mother Vendella Gwynn
Net Worth $20 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Currently Married Dead
Married to Alicia Gwynn\

Tony Gwynn is a professional baseball player originally from America. He played 20 seasons in the Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres. Besides, during his playing career, this left-handed batsman won eight batting titles.

Apart from that, Tony was married to his beautiful wife Alicia Gwynn until his death in 2014 and the duo was blessed with two children. Well, want to know Tony more closely? Then stick with us till we introduce Tony to you.

Tony Gwynn Net Worth and Earnings

Tony Gwynn has a huge net worth of $20 million. While his career earning details are behind the rock, some sources claim that he has an annual income of $4 million. Buring an interview, he said $4 million was above what he was worth.

Further, Tony became the third-highest-paid player in baseball when he and the San Diego Padres agreed to a three-year, $12.25 million contract extension during the mid-'90s.

A four-time National League batting champion and four-time Gold Glove outfielder, Tony became the 40th player to earn more than $3 million with the average salary of $4,083,333.

He was third highest-earning player only behind Boston pitcher Roger Clemens, with an annual income of $5.4 million and Oakland's outfielder Jose Canseco with a yearly salary of $4.7 million. The 4th highest-earning player behind him was Darryl Strawberry of Mets who earned $4,050,000 that year.

Gwynn was Padres' seventh-highest-paid player a year back in 1990.

He and his wife also own Tony Gwynn Sports, and in 2000 the company bought 100 Church's Chicken restaurant franchises. They planned to build about seven stores per year, from San Diego to Bakersfield, California.

Tony Gwynn Personal Life; Know about his Wife and Children

Tony Gwynn was married to his beautiful wife, Alicia Gwynn at the time of his death. The couple was married to each other in 1981.

Tony and Alicia Alicia Cureton were best friends since elementary school and also dated for a long time.

Tony Gwynn with his wife Alicia Gwynn SOURCE: Twitter

Additionally, the duo shared two children together. Their first child was a beautiful daughter, who is an R&B singer, Anisha Nicole, and their second child is a son, who is a major league outfielder, Tony Gwynn Jr.

Tony Gwynn with his son and his friend SOURCE: Instagram

Besides, Tony has always prevented himself from getting into any rumors or controversy. Furthermore, we also don't have any records of his previous dating history. It seems that the late player had a clear past record and was committed to a single woman until he died.

Tony Gwynn Death

Gwynn had three procedures to remove noncancerous growths from his parotid gland since 1997. In 2010, he was diagnosed with cancer of a salivary gland and had lymph nodes and tumors from the gland removed. Besides, the operation on his face caused his facial muscles to be paralyzed leaving him unable to smile again.

Tony Gwynn's son comforts his mother after his death SOURCE: YouTube

In another round of cancer treatments in April 2014, an accident happened in which Gwynn lost oxygen and was unable to move. He was sent back to rehabilitation to learn how to walk again. On 16 June 2014, Gwynn died at Pomerado Hospital in Poway due to cancer complications. He was 54 years of age then.

Tony Gwynn Body Measurement

Tony Gwynn was 5 feet and 8 inches tall in height and weighed about 80 kilograms at the time of his death.

Tony Gwynn Early Life and Family

Tony Gwynn was born on May 9, 1960, in Los Angeles, California. He was born as Anthony Keith Gwynn Sr to Charles and Vendella Gwynn. Besides, he was not the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Gwynn. He grew up with two brothers; his older brother Charles Jr., played college basketball and a younger brother, Chris also became a professional MLB player.

Tony Gwynn SOURCE: ESPN.com

Later, Tony attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School, which was also a high-profile school in sports. Besides, he is a graduate of Texas Christian University (TCU).

Tony Gwynn Professional Career

Tony Gwynn, as a Junior during his college career, was the starting point guard on Poly's 30–1 basketball team and won the Southern Section 4A title. The finale was performed by more than 10,000 fans at the Long Beach Arena, where Gwynn scored 10 points in the 69-50 win over Buena de Ventura.

His teammates Michael Wiley also became a professional player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) later.

The Padres selected Tony in the third round of the 1981 MLB draft, 58th overall. Later that day, Gwynn was also selected by the San Diego Clippers in the 10th round of the NBA draft.

He led the Northwest League with a .331 batting average and added 12 homers and 17 stolen bases in just 42 games for Walla Walla, San Diego's Class A minor league affiliate, earning him most valuable player (MVP) honors for the league in 1981.


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