Tony Gwynn was a hitting machine and a joy to watch in those turd colored uni’s, so it’s only appropriate that we can now drink him in the form of beer. Say hello to .394, a pale ale that can hit liners up the middle better than any other beer on the market.
Big props to AleSmith Brewing for choosing a fantastic name and player to pay homage to. Tony Gwynn was without a doubt a baller among ballers.
Little known fact, Tony Gwynn’s career high in stolen bases in a season was 56. To put that into perspective, everyone talks about Billy Hamilton like he’s freaking Usain Bolt and he stole 56 bases last year (which was 2nd in all of baseball). Gwynn’s 56 was 4th best in the Majors that year, finishing behind other notables Vince Colman (109) and Harold Reynolds (60).
Since Tony Gwynn can have his own beer, what bout other Padres? Here’s a few other San Diego Padres players and what their corresponding beer could be.
- 4,192 – paying homage to pitcher Eric Show who gave up Pete Rose’s record breaking 4,192 hit.
- Nevin in the Lineup – paying homage to power hitter Phil Nevin who frequented the DL like it gave out free tacos.
- Hells Bells – paying homage to reliever Trevor Hoffman who’s Hells Bell entrance music was a staple and got the crowd going nuts for those final few outs. This beer should definitely be made.
- Wally’s World – paying homage to Wally Joyner as well as Clark Griswold at the same time.
- Wizard Ale or Templeton Ale – paying homage to the Padres trading away Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith to the Cardinals for Garry Templeton. Templeton hit .305 over six seasons with the Cardinals but only .252 in ten with the Padres. I could watch this video of Ozzie Smith’s insanely awesome play in the field on repeat.
I want to hear from you, what are some other athletes and their corresponding beer names that you can come up with? Put it in the comments or hit us up on Twitter @BaconSports.
H/T: Yahoo Sports