The Story Behind Tony Gwynn’s Final Game Ticket Stub

This game was rescheduled due to the tragic September 11 attacks. Fans holding September 16 tickets needed to go Qualcomm Stadium and exchange them for the make up date on October 7. Lines were insanely long and fans didn’t always receive their September 16 seat locations.

Attendees on October 7 received a full color commemorative ticket (shown) and a lucite holder for the occasion. Many thanks to David Stroup for recounting his memories of that time.

With all the local fanfare celebrating Tony Gwynn’s career, less was made of Rickey Henderson achieving his 3,000th hit that day.

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres Box Score, October 7, 2001

Padres ticket stubs for sale