Tony Gwynn’s Widow Discusses Legacy Of Padres Great
Monday, July 11, 2016
Tony Gwynn's Widow Discusses Legacy Of Padres Great
Alicia Gwynn, Tony Gwynn's widow
Just in time for Tuesday’s All-Star Game, a new museum has opened to honor one of Major League Baseball’s biggest stars: Hall of Famer and San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn.
The museum opened at AleSmith Brewing Co. on Saturday. Gwynn’s widow, Alicia, is lending more than 300 pieces of memorabilia collected over 40 years to the brewery's museum. That includes everything from his Little League trophies to his first Major League award.
"I smile sometimes about certain awards he won," she told KPBS Midday Edition on Monday. "He had a lot of off-the-field, a lot of charitable awards that he had, which was more significant to him than sometimes the awards he won on the field."
She'll attend Tuesday's All-Star Game at Petco Park with her family. Gwynn, who played his entire career for the Padres, appeared in 15 All-Star Games.
"Seeing all the other players and the other families was really the excitement," she said.
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