Dennis Janson: Tony Gwynn left us with lessons for baseball, facing adversity and life

“It only really hurts when you go hitless,” Tony Gwynn once told me as we talked for a few minutes about baseball, hitters and getting hit.

At the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown two summers ago, I had a chance talk to Gwynn, a chance to ask a question to satisfy a curiosity and in the course of it, a chance to learn much about the character of the baseball great who died earlier this week.

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