with the signing of tony gwynn jr, the dodgers will, for the second time, feature a gwynn on their roster. actually, it will be for the third time, since uncle chris was a dodger double dipper!
in december of 1991, the dodgers traded gwynn to the royals for todd benzinger.
the royals wound up releasing gwynn at the end of spring training in 1994, and the dodgers were quick to sign him to a free agent deal.
gwynn's second go around with the dodgers lasted for the 1994 and 1995 seasons. in that time, he played in 125 games and had 170 plate appearances. he hit .239 with 4 homers and 23 rbi and appeared for the dodgers in the 1995 postseason, striking out in his only at bat.
this is the fifth installment in the double dippers posts. here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daal, eric young, and nick willhite.
here's to you chris gwynn!