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We’re going to time travel today…back to 2007…when the SDSU Library presented an exhibit titled “Beyond the Batter’s Box: The Hall of Fame Life of Tony Gwynn.” It was the year Tony Gwynn was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the library celebrated that event with an exhibit featuring memorabilia, photographs, and awards from Gwynn’s stellar career and his time as a student and coach at San Diego State University. The items in the exhibit were selected and loaned to us by Gwynn himself.

I’m not going to spend a lot of time here talking about Gwynn’s career…you probably already know that he was one of the greatest baseball players and a stand-up guy off the field…and if you don’t, there are countless news articles and Web sites where you can read about him. What I want to share is a more personal glimpse of the Tony Gwynn we knew at the library. Below are some photos of the 2007 exhibit and reception in Special Collections. He was then…and will always be…a larger-than-life presence.

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Item from the Tony Gwynn exhibit
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Tony Gwynn and his wife
Invitation to Tony Gwynn reception with autograph
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Tony Gwynn and young fan at reception
Tony Gwynn speaking
Tony Gwynn

SDSU NewsCenter article about the Gwynn exhibit