Padres honor Tony Gwynn

Otto Greule Jr

The Padres return home to honor their fallen legend.

The San Diego Padres returned home to Petco Park Wednesday for the first time since "Mr. Padre" Tony Gwynn passed away. They honored him in variety of ways, including having his number mowed into the right field grass ...

... a first pitch by the San Diego State baseball team he had coached for 12 seasons ...

... a 19-second moment of silence, along with a video tribute with Frank Sinatra's "My Way" playing behind it. The entire team gathered in right field behind his number to honor Gwynn ...

... the Padres also had Gwynn's number 19 etched in the dirt behind home plate, and because the world works in mysterious ways ...

A fitting opening for one of the beloved heroes of the game.

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