The death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is inspiring Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg to give up chewing tobacco. 

The former San Diego State star says he started chewing tobacco long before he played for Gwynn in college and was naive in thinking it wouldn't be so addictive. Strasburg says the primary reason for quitting is that he wants to be around for his daughter.

Gwynn recently passed away at age 54 after battling salivary gland cancer, which he attributed to years of smokeless tobacco.

[Metro Networks]

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