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The Meck Radio Show - Tony Gwynn Interview. 01/10/07
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A visit with Tony Gwynn - Summer of 1993 in St. Louis.
This interview defines his success. [Then and Now ] A must listen.
Tony gives much of the credit to his wife, Alicia.
Javy Lopez signs today with the Colorado Rockies.[ to be their catcher]
Good move by Javy to get back in the Nat'l League. Plus hit at Coors Field.
Tough on catchers - Longer games. More runs scored.
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn gets 97.6% of the votes on his first ballot for Baseball's Hall of Fame.
A lifetime .338 avg -- 18 consec. seasons hitting over .300 -- 15-time All-Star.
Only 434 Strike-Outs in 20 years. Amazing. 8-Time Batting Champion.-- Over 3, 000 Hits.
I will always remember the days hanging with Tim Teufel, Craig Lefferts and Kevin Ward w/ the Padres.
Wonderful memories. I got to shag for Tony Gwynn at Shea Stadium [ All you do is stand still in Left Field.]
Plus Busch Stadium. Never forget the day he rode to the yard with me in Atlanta.
Tony liked to take early hitting at 2:30p.
If the greatest hitter in baseball needed to practice. Everbody needs to practice.
Tony Gwynn has the gift of Greatness - 'The ability to make those around him feel great.'
He always has time for people. Including an interview.
1993 Interv - St. Louis [ Meck Rewind]
Tony talks about his friend and teammate Kevin Ward.
'My day-to-day routine hasn't changed in 12 years.'
'Just because I wear this ML uniform doesn't mean I'm better than anybody else.'
'What I do isn't flamboyant. It's a day-to-day grind. 162 games schedule. I have fun doing what I do.' - TG
I met Tony's wife, Alicia, sitting by Val Teufel. She really blessed me.
He talks about his love for his family.
'There's nothing in the world more important to me than my family.' - TG
'She [ Alicia] has been a big influence in my life and baseball.' - TG
'There were times I thought about giving it up and doing something else.
She had faith. Believed that If I worked hard, I'd be successful. If I applied myself.' - TG
'Without her words of encouragement, I don't think I would have gotten to this point.' -TG
'You can ask anybody in the organization if I would have been as successful as I have without her.' -TG
'She's my hitting coach. She's my wife and she's the mother of my children and
very important part of my life.' - Tony Gwynn
'One thing she preaches. Those days you go 0 - 4 ..
Be Thankful you have the opportunity to go 0 - 4.'
'Just getting the opportunity is the important thing. ' - Tony Gwynn
No Doubt. Tony Gwynn was already in the Real Hall of Fame back in 1993.
Where The Score Lasts Forever. Everlasting Fame and Fortune.
His priorites, in the correct order, have defined his success.
Please listen and share this inspiring interview with a friend.
Thanks to Tim Teufel, Craig Lefferts, and Kevin Ward for always including the Meck
and giving me their T I M E. I will always be grateful for your friendship.
Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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