Baseball world reacts to the passing of Tony Gwynn

From San Diego to Connecticut, fans and franchises mourned the loss of "Mr. Padre."

The Tony Gwynn statue "Mr.Padre" is silhouetted against the late afternoon sun as his number "19" shines through balloons Monday, June 16, 2014, in San Diego. Gwynn, who won eight National League batting titles and was a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, died Monday at 54 from cancer

The Tony Gwynn statue "Mr.Padre" is silhouetted against the late afternoon sun as his number "19" shines through balloons Monday, June 16, 2014, in San Diego. Gwynn, who won eight National League batting titles and was a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, died Monday at 54 from cancer. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Carmen Lucatero and Rocio Hodges hold a sign at a makeshift memorial to former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn at Petco Park in San Diego

Carmen Lucatero, 47, and Rocio Hodges, 51, hold a sign at a makeshift memorial to former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn at Petco Park in San Diego, California June 16, 2014. Gwynn, one of the greatest hitters of his generation, died on Monday at age 54 after a battle with cancer, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum said. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL OBITUARY)

Kenny Funk embraces his girlfriend Carrie Poole at a makeshift memorial to former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn at Petco Park in San Diego

Kenny Funk, 26, embraces his girlfriend Carrie Poole, 25, at a makeshift memorial to former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn at Petco Park in San Diego, California June 16, 2014. Gwynn, one of the greatest hitters of his generation, died on Monday at age 54 after a battle with cancer, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum said. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL OBITUARY)

Pete Rose bows his head during a moment of silence for Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn who passed away today during a game at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Monday, June 16, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. Rose, banned from Major League Baseball, returned to the dugout for one day to manage the independent minor-league Bridgeport Bluefish

Pete Rose bows his head during a moment of silence for Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn who passed away today during a game at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Monday, June 16, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. Rose, banned from Major League Baseball, returned to the dugout for one day to manage the independent minor-league Bridgeport Bluefish. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Chanda Anderson embraces her boyfriend Sean Robison at a makeshift memorial to former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn at Petco Park in San Diego

Chanda Anderson, 39, embraces her boyfriend Sean Robison, 36, at a makeshift memorial to former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn at Petco Park in San Diego, California June 16, 2014. Gwynn, one of the greatest hitters of his generation, died on Monday at age 54 after a battle with cancer, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum said. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL OBITUARY)

Fans look on at a makeshift memorial to former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn at Petco Park in San Diego, California

Fans look on at a makeshift memorial to former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn at Petco Park in San Diego, California June 16, 2014. Gwynn, one of the greatest hitters of his generation, died on Monday at age 54 after a battle with cancer, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum said. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL OBITUARY)

Alex Mcbrayer, Trevor Herman, Rebecca Herman, and her friend Wayne Mcbrayer mourn at a makeshift memorial to former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn at Petco Park in San Diego

Alex Mcbrayer, 16, Trevor Herman, 17, Rebecca Herman, 54 and her friend Wayne Mcbrayer, 48, mourn at a makeshift memorial to former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn at Petco Park in San Diego, California June 16, 2014. Gwynn, one of the greatest hitters of his generation, died on Monday at age 54 after a battle with cancer, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum said. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL OBITUARY)

Fans leave flowers at a makeshift memorial to former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn at Petco Park in San Diego

Fans leave flowers at a makeshift memorial to former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn at Petco Park in San Diego, California June 16, 2014. Gwynn, one of the greatest hitters of his generation, died on Monday at age 54 after a battle with cancer, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum said. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT OBITUARY BASEBALL)