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VIDEO: Tony Gwynn's 3,000th hit

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

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With the passing of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, Major League Baseball has lost one of its most beloved family members. As part of the mourning process, it seems fitting to concentrate on the positives of Gwynn's extraordinary life and career.

What Gwynn did in a baseball uniform best was hit. His 3,141 career hits ranks 19th in baseball history and he's one of 28 players to have collected at least 3,000 hits.

Here's historic hit number 3,000:

Rest in peace, Mr. Gwynn. You will be sorely missed.

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