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Gwynn Jr. gets first hit 24 years to the day after Gwynn

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Tony Gwynn Jr. had a pinch-hit double in the Milwaukee ninth for his first major league hit. His father's first major league hit -- also a double -- came exactly 24 years earlier to the day, on July 19, 1982, for the Padres.

The younger Gwynn received a standing ovation when his accomplishment was announced between innings.

"He hit a double, too," said the rookie outfielder, who was told before the game that it was the anniversary of his dad's first hit.

If Richard Dreyfuss were here he'd tell us that "This means something".  All I can tell you is that Anthony Gwynn Jr. is a copier and nobody likes a copier.

Here's video of his first hit