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Tony Gwynn Jr. hits a walk-off single on Father's Day

Tony Gwynn Jr. hits walk-off on Father's Day

One year and five days after MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away, his son, Tony Gwynn Jr., celebrated Father's Day by lining a walk-off single into right-center field.


Gwynn Jr. is currently an outfielder for the Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. On Sunday, the Chiefs and the Buffalo Bisons were knotted at zero when Gwynn came up to bat in the bottom of the 10th. With a man in scoring position, Gwynn sneaked a liner just passed the second baseman, allowing Kevin Keyes to score for the 1-0 win:

It wasn't through the 5.5-hole, but it's hard for us to envision a more fitting tribute to mark the holiday.

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