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H. RES. 284

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on baseball player 
                 Tony Gwynn's 3,000th career base hit.



                           September 8, 1999

Mr. Cunningham (for himself, Mr. Packard, Mr. Hunter, and Mr. Bilbray) 
submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee 
                          on Government Reform



Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on baseball player 
                 Tony Gwynn's 3,000th career base hit.

Whereas on August 6, 1999, Anthony (``Tony'') Gwynn, of the San Diego Padres 
        major league baseball organization, hit his 3,000th career base hit;
Whereas the last person in the National League to have 3,000 career base hits 
        was Lou Brock, on August 13, 1979;
Whereas in the history of major league baseball, only 22 other players have 
        3,000 or more base hits in their careers, including such greats as 
        Roberto Clemente, Rod Carew, and Hank Aaron;
Whereas Tony Gwynn is considered to be one of the greatest major league hitters 
        of the modern era, and was proclaimed the ``Greatest Hitter Since Ted 
        Williams'' by Sports Illustrated;
Whereas Tony Gwynn has won eight batting titles, tied for the National League 
        record only with Honus Wagner, and topped only by the American League 
        legend Ty Cobb;
Whereas throughout his career Tony Gwynn has consistently conducted himself with 
        dignity, modesty, and selflessness that has been an inspiration to all 
Whereas Tony Gwynn has also distinguished himself off the baseball diamond as an 
        active and valued member of the San Diego community;
Whereas Tony Gwynn, along with his wife Alicia, continue their award-winning 
        philanthropic efforts, and are extremely active in supporting the Tony 
        and Alicia Gwynn Foundation, the Casa de Amparo, Police Athletic League, 
        New Haven Home, Neighborhood House, the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, the 
        Epilepsy Society of San Diego, and many more organizations;
Whereas in 1998, Tony Gwynn led all Padres players in community appearances and 
        joined seven-time American League batting champion Rod Carew for a 
        historic youth batting clinic in Culiacan, Mexico, in March 1998; and
Whereas Tony Gwynn was named the Individual of the Year at the 1998 Equal 
        Opportunity Awards Dinner, was the 1995 Branch Rickey Award winner, as 
        well as the 1998 Padres nominee for Major League Baseball's Roberto 
        Clemente Man of the Year Award: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives congratulates and 
commends Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres for his amazing 
accomplishments on and off the baseball field, and thanks him for many 
years of unsurpassed baseball excitement.

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