Years ago when I was a photographer in the San Diego area I got to spend an afternoon with one of the great MLB hitters of all time, Hall-of-Famer Tony Gywnn and his family in their Poway, Calif. home. He didn’t just have talent he was was an amazing student of the game and spent extra hours at batting practice and pioneered the use of video in perfecting his swing and honing his craft. When reading the many obituaries you’ll find that he was classy guy, down to earth and loved by baseball fans. RIP Mr Padre.
click on the photo to see a couple more photos from that afternoon.