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  1. MLB - Tony Gwynn used fear as motivation

    Tom Friend

    Tony Gwynn was addicted to baseball, so much so that his relentless pursuit to get better led to an addiction to chewing tobacco, writes Tom Friend.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  2. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle inspiring others daily

    Tom Friend

    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has been making a difference daily with words of inspiration.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  3. Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn says he's 'ahead of schedule' after 14-h...

    Tom Friend

    Tony Gwynn's cancer surgery was deemed a success Wednesday, after five doctors spent 14 hours removing a malignant tumor from the Hall of Famer's right cheek Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  4. Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn having malignant growth removed from mou...

    Tom Friend

    Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Fame outfielder who 18 months ago blamed smokeless tobacco for a malignant growth inside his right cheek, was scheduled to have surgery Monday to remove a new cancerous tumor in the same spot.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2012
  5. San Diego Padres bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds too busy living t...

    Tom Friend

    In the year since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, San Diego Padres bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds has been determined to stay involved with the game he loves.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  6. MLB - Eric Junge's 9/11 tribute to his fallen friends - ESPN The ...

    Tom Friend

    The anniversary of Sept. 11 arrives when baseball's calendar is full of hope for contenders and call-ups. That's why, for Eric Junge, the tragedy of the day inspires his major league dreams.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2011
  7. Former Padres star Tony Gwynn returns after facing cancer

    Tom Friend

    Former Padres standout Tony Gwynn was in danger of losing more than just his signature smile. He had cancer in his mouth. Now Gwynn, the head coach at San Diego State, talks about his addiction to smokeless tobacco, his treatment and his recovery.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2011
  8. Ron Washington nearly left baseball after admitting using cocaine...

    Tom Friend

    The morning after using cocaine, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington woke up in a panic. He looked in the mirror and saw a fraud. He didn't want anyone to know but knew he had to admit it.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2010
  9. In his first game back, Manny Ramirez found himself at home on th...

    Tom Friend

    His 50-game suspension complete, Manny Ramirez returned to the field on Friday night -- to a warm, overwhelmingly pro-Dodgers crowd in San Diego.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2009
  10. San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn finally comfortable with b...

    Tom Friend

    For the first time in his baseball career, Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn has found a comfort level he has never known.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2009
  11. From San Diego's favorite son ... to spoilsport

    Tom Friend

    One critical swing was all Tony Gwynn Jr. needed to spoil the fortunes of his hometown team and the pitcher he once called Uncle Trevor.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2008
  12. Remembering the past serves D.C. fans well

    Tom Friend

    Now that baseball has returned to Washington, it's time to get a few things straight.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2005
  13. Angelos hitting below the beltway

    Tom Friend

    The D.C. area can't support two teams? That's Peter Angelos' way of saying Baltimore can't support one.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2004