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Hey, Baseball, It's Time to Ban Chewing Tobacco

Let Tony Gwynn's death be the last reminder we need: Ernie Palladino

(Newser) - Baseball great Tony Gwynn is dead at age 54 from cancer that he blamed on his years-long habit of chewing tobacco. While the number of big-leaguers that use the stuff is dropping, about 1 in 3 are still in the habit, reports USA Today , citing stats from the Pro Baseball... More »

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dead at 54

Former Padres great succumbs to cancer

(Newser) - Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54 in the San Diego suburb of Poway, his agent tells the AP. The outfielder's sweet left-handed swing and undying loyalty to the San Diego Padres made him one of San Diego's best-loved athletes—he was nicknamed... More »

Wildfires Impact LT, Chargers

Tomlinson, others forced to evacuate homes

(Newser) - The wildfires blazing through San Diego County forced 40 Chargers to evacuate their homes, including star running back LaDainian Tomlinson. The team cancelled practice today due to poor air quality, and will move their operations to Arizona for the rest of the week. It is not yet clear whether the... More »

Ripken, Gwynn Deck the Hall

75,000 fans show up for induction of loyal franchise centerpieces

(Newser) - Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken, Jr., were inducted to baseball's Hall of Fame today; both were notable for their remarkable consistency over careers spanning three decades, and both spent those careers with single teams. Their loyalty was repaid by circa 75,000 fans who came to see them inducted, the... More »

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