So, apparently not everyone was a fan of Tony Gwynn’s.
Least of all Jack Clark.
The barbs between the two teammates flew well after “The Ripper” shipped off to Boston, but the feud reached its tipping point on this date — May 24 — in 1990 in New York when Padres manager Jack McKeon handed off a team meeting to shortstop (and team captain) Garry Templeton and Clark.
The team had been struggling. Third baseman Mike Pagliarulo appeared to be talking about Gwynn in a New York newspaper when he said of an unnamed player, “if he gets his hits and we lose, that’s fine with him.