Tony Gwynn (gwynnto02)
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Anthony Keith Gwynn, Jr.
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- School San Diego State University
- High School Poway High School
- Debut July 15, 2006
 Biographical Information
The son of Tony Gwynn and nephew of Chris Gwynn, Tony Gwynn (also sometimes called Anthony Gwynn or Tony Gwynn, Jr.) was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2nd round of the 2003 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Bruce Seid and made his pro debut that summer.
Gwynn played three seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers after making his debut in 2006. In 2009 he had his best season in the majors so far, playing for the 2009 San Diego Padres and hitting .270 (with a .350 OBP) in 393 at-bats at age 26. After a less-impressive season with the bat in 2010, he signed as a free agent for 2011 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and appeared in 136 games for the team.
He spent 2005 with the Huntsville Stars of the Southern League, hitting .271 and stealing 34 bases. He then hit .300 in 2006 for the Nashville Sounds, placing him 10th in the Pacific Coast League. Gwynn was called up to the big leagues on July 15 of that season. He then was one of several youngsters who led the Brewers' resurgence in 2007 when the team finished over .500 for the first time in more than a decade.
In 2009 he was at spring training with the Brewers and was thought likely to become the team's fourth outfielder. However, he came down with a sore throwing shoulder and that hurt his chances. He was put on waivers and when not claimed, was sent down to Nashville in early April 2009. He was then traded to the San Diego Padres, the only team his father played for during his storied career, and began to play regularly in the outfield.
He was born in October 1982 after his father's first major league baseball season. He got his first hit, a double, on the same date as his father got his first hit, also a double, 24 years earlier.