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Padres plan public tribute to Tony Gwynn on June 26 at Petco Park
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:58 PM EDT
The San Diego Padres have scheduled a public tribute to Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn for June 26 at Petco Park.
The tribute will start at 7:19 p.m., symbolic because Gwynn made his Padres debut on July 19, 1982.
Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler said speakers will include people important to his Padres and San Diego State careers.
"He's a special human being and I don't think we'll ever have a Padre that will be his equal again," Fowler said. "That doesn't mean we're not going to have great players, but Tony was once-in-a-lifetime."
The Padres planned to remember Gwynn before Wednesday night's game against Seattle.
The Padres plan to wear a patch honoring Gwynn.