Tony Gwynn, Hall of Fame Batting Champion, Dies at 54 of Cancer – The New York Times

Tony Gwynn, who won a record eight National League batting championships, amassed 3,141 hits and gained acclaim as one of baseball’s most passionate students of the art of hitting, died on Monday in Poway, Calif. He was 54.

Source: Tony Gwynn, Hall of Fame Batting Champion, Dies at 54 of Cancer – The New York Times