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SDSU Baseball unveils Tony Gwynn tribute patch

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The San Diego State University baseball team has unveiled a tribute patch for their recently deceased coach, Tony Gwynn.  The team will wear the patch on the sleeve of their uniforms all season.

It looks like the font on the patch matches the font on the outfield wall of Tony Gwynn Stadium.  If you're wondering why they didn't decide to incorporate Gwynn's #19 on the patch like the Padres did, it's because Gwynn wore a few different numbers in his SDSU playing days and ultimately had his #28 retired by the team.  Come to think of it, I don't remember ever seeing Gwynn wear a numbered team jersey as a coach for the Aztecs.  Every time I saw him he was wearing a short sleeved nylon pullover or a jacket.

This wasn't the first time that Gwynn was honored by SDSU and it likely won't be the last.  Gwynn's memorial ceremony was held at SDSU's student union and he was also remembered at an SDSU football game earlier this season.

I was just over at Tony Gwynn Stadium earlier this week and saw that Gwynn's plaque there is still covered in sun faded signs, letters and dried flowers.  Gwynn is gone but time marches on.