Tony Gwynn was simply a hitting machine. Considered to be one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history, Gwynn had a .338 career batting average, never hitting below .309 in any full season. Gwynn batted .349 in his career with runners in scoring position, meaning if faced three situations with runners on base, at least one of those times, he was going to bring someone home. He won eight batting titles — including three straight between 1987 and 1989 — and seven Silver Slugger awards over the course of his career. He also reached the 3,000 hits mark the year before injuries prematurely forced him to retire from baseball. He is still considered to be the greatest player to ever suit up for the San Diego Padres.