On June 28, 2001 Tony Gwynn battling injuries throughout the 2001 season, announces his retirement after 20 seasons in San Diego. The game after his announcement, Qualcomm Stadium fit 60,830 people to watch Gwynn. For the season, Gwynn only appeared in 71 games in his final season, hitting .324 in 102 at-bats. He was held to pinch-hit duty much of the year.
The future Hall of Famer has the highest lifetime batting average (.338) among all active players. He became eligible for the Hall 0f Fame in 2007 and was a first-ballot Hall of Famer by a vote of 97.6%.
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