ST. LOUIS -- San Diego Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has announced that he will partner with Thomas Tull in an effort to purchase the Padres.
Tull, Chairman and CEO of Legendary Pictures, met with Gwynn last week in San Diego. Tull is heading one of five groups vying for ownership of the team.
Gwynn is currently the baseball coach at San Diego State University.
Tull said he wants Gwynn on his side because of Gwynn's passion for baseball and the city of San Diego.
Gwynn, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007, hit .338 with 135 homers and 1138 RBI in 20 seasons, all with the Padres