Gwynn, Zimmer never tired of game

Posted: June 18, 2014 at 3:31 a.m.

Every time you saw Tony Gwynn or Don Zimmer, they were smiling, laughing or telling a baseball story. Nobody ever had to tell them to get their game faces on. They loved a sport in which a grin was considered an asset. In death, a week apart, the baseball lifers seem paired as joyful, beloved examples of why such men are central to the enduring appeal of a pastime now in its third century.

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