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Tony Gwynn Jr. threw a perfect ceremonial first pitch for the Padres on his dad's bobblehead night

The impossibly gifted Tony Gwynn would have turned 58 on Wednesday night -- and with the Padres back home at Petco Park this week, they paid tribute with a stadium giveaway of Gwynn bobbleheads for Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Cardinals

Gwynn's birthday, coupled with the Padres' scheduled celebration of the NL pennant-winning 1998 club this homestand, provided the perfect context for a return visit from Tony Gwynn Jr. 

Dressed up for the occasion, Gwynn Jr. took the mound and fired a strike to Matt Szczur, pretty much showing up for a pristine ceremonial first pitch: 

Now that's how you do it, folks.

The team also shared this excellent video to really bring it all together: