Petco Park in the Park opened at sunrise Tuesday to allow the public to pay its respects to hall of fame baseball player Tony Gwynn, who passed away yesterday at the age of 54 after a long battle with cancer.

On Monday night, hundreds of fans gathered near the outfield of Petco Park to watch highlights from his life and career. A memorial at the base of his statue continued to grow.

Gwynn spent all 20 seasons of his illustrious career with the Padres. Since his retirement from baseball in 2001, he had been the head baseball coach for the San Diego State Aztecs.

Gwynn had 3,141 hits, a .338 career batting average and was a 15-time All Star.