Phillies Fans Greet Tony Gwynn Jr. with Standing Ovation
In his first at-bat since his father and Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. was greeted by the fans at Citizens Bank Park with a heartwarming standing ovation. Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia stepped away from home plate to help make sure the fans had more time to applaud Gwynn.
“Needless to say, it was pretty awesome. Made the at-bat a little more difficult, had to fight the emotion and the tears and stuff like that. But that’s why guys who play here like to play here,” Gwynn said after the game, via MLB.com. “When things are going well or regardless of whether they’re going bad or good, I think the fans stay behind us. Much appreciated by the Gwynn family.”