December 21, 1982

Steve Garvey



Career statistics | Baseball-Reference.com
In the show | Dodgers (1969-82), Padres (83-87)

How he was acquired | Garvey signed a five-year, $6.6 million contract with the Padres on Dec. 21, 1982.
How he was lost | Garvey retired on Jan. 13, 1988.

Players most similar to | Gil Hodges, Cecil Cooper
Career year (1974) 21 home runs, 111 RBIs, .312 batting average, .342 on-base percentage, .469 slugging percentage, 200 hits.

Resume
• NL MVP award (1974)
• Top 10 in MVP voting five times (1974, 76-78, 80)
• Four Gold Glove awards (1974-77)
• 10-time All-Star (1974-81, 84-85)
• Two-time All-Star Game MVP (1974, 78)
• Two-time NLCS Game MVP (1978, 84)
• NL record for consecutive games played (1,207)

League Leader
• Hits (1978, 80)
• Games played (1977-78, 80-82, 85)


July 19, 1982

Tony Gwynn



Career statistics | Baseball-Reference.com
Team | Padres (1982-2001)
School | San Diego State

How he was acquired | The Padres drafted Gwynn in the third round of the amateur draft on June 8, 1981. The following day, the San Diego Clippers selected him in the NBA draft.
How he left | Gwynn retired at the end of the 2001 season.

Player most similar to | Rod Carew

1. Career year (1987) 7 home runs, 54 RBIs, .370 batting average, .447 on-base percentage, .511 slugging percentage, 119 runs, 218 hits, 13 triples, 56 stolen bases.

2. Career year (1997) 17 home runs, 119 RBIs, .372 batting average, .409 on-base percentage, .547 slugging percentage, 220 hits, 49 doubles.

3. Career year (1984) 5 home runs, 71 RBIs, .351 batting average, .410 on-base percentage, .444 slugging percentage, 213 hits, 10 triples, 33 stolen bases.



RESUME
• Baseball Hall of Fame (2007)
• 15-time All-Star (1984-87, 89-99)
• Five Gold Glove awards (1986-87, 89-91)
• Top 10 in MVP voting seven times (1984, 86-87, 89, 94-95, 97)

LEAGUE LEADER
• Eight batting titles (1984, 87-89, 94-97)
• Hits (1984, 86-87, 89, 94-95, 97)
• Runs (1986)
• On-base percentage (1994)

The Tony Gwynn Library
Tony Gwynn, through the shortstop hole ... | Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated (June 23, 2002)
How Tony Gwynn Cracked Baseball’s Code And Became A Legend | Tim Marchman, Deadspin (June 16, 2002)
Tony Gwynn was a joy to watch | Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated (June 3, 2002)
Bat Man | Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated (July 28, 1997)