Giant Tony Gwynn jersey comes down from building

SAN DIEGO - The big Tony Gwynn jersey hung on the County Administration Center a few days after his death last month was taken down by workers on Friday.

The 30-by-35-foot mesh jersey featuring Gwynn's No. 19 was delivered to the San Diego Hall of Champions and will be sent out for cleaning. A spokeswoman for the museum said future plans for the jersey were undetermined.

The Hall of Fame right-fielder died June 16 at 54, following a five-year battle with cancer, and the jersey was put on display three days later. It previously was hung in 2007, when Gwynn was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.

Gwynn -- who was on leave as head baseball coach at his alma mater San Diego State University when he died -- belted 3,141 hits in his 20-year Padre career. He had a .338 career batting average and was a 15-time All Star.

Gwynn, whose playing career ended in 2001, won seven Silver Slugger Awards and five Gold Glove Awards. His eight batting titles tied for second-most in Major League Baseball history.

The Padres -- the only major league team for which he played -- retired Gwynn's number in 2004.

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