Diamondbacks reliever quits tobacco use after Tony Gwynn's death
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn attributed the salivary-gland cancer that ultimately cost him his life to the chewing tobacco he habitually used during his playing career. Gwynn, who died at age 54 last Monday, even appears in a forthcoming informational video MLB is producing about the dangerous of tobacco use.
At least one player already got the message. Diamondbacks reliever Addison Reed, who played for Gwynn at San Diego State University, told MLB.com that he quit tobacco when he learned of Gwynn’s untimely death.