Tony Gwynn was probably best known in the world as being a San Diego Padre. But before that, he was a San Diego State Aztec, and he remains one of the most prominent, successful, and well-loved "Aztecs for life."
Most of you know that not only did Gwynn play baseball for SDSU, he was also a successful basketball player. He remains the university's all-time leader in assists with 590 between 1978 and 1981. So it's only right that San Diego State honors that part of Gwynn's life along with his storied baseball career.
Last week jbox talked about SDSU's week-long set of events to honor Gwynn. On Wednesday night the basketball team will have Tony's daughter, Anisha, sing the national anthem followed by members of the Gwynn family leading the "I Believe" chant. They've also given out commemorative tshirts featuring the #24 Gwynn wore during his time as an Aztecs basketball player. Students received the tshirts for free along with their free student tickets for Wednesday night's game, but for those who aren't students or weren't able to get a student ticket before they sold out, the SDSU Bookstore is selling the shirts, both in their location on campus and in their online store.
The shirts cost $19.00 and a portion of each sale will go to the Tony and Alicia Gwynn (TAG) Foundation.
Along with the pregame festivities involving Gwynn's family on Wednesday night, last year's Aztecs baseball team will receive their 2014 Mountain West Championship rings during halftime, with members of the Gwynn family accepting Tony's ring on his behalf.