VIDEO: Tony Gwynn's 3,000th hit

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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.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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