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Tony Conigliaro: A Career, Life Cut Tragically Short

Published by on May 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Tony Conigliaro was born in Revere, Mass. in 1945. "Tony C," as he was known by the fans, was such a popular player that he could truly say he had it all.

The lifetime Massachusetts native was signed by the Red Sox as an amateur in 1962, and debuted in 1964. As a hometown kid with a handsome face, Tony C was popular among the ladies.

Tony C was about to make it big with the Red Sox. In his first three seasons with the team, Conigliaro hit .273 with 84 homers and 227 ribbies, including a league-leading 32 home runs in 1965.

Conigliaro had earned himself the privilege to distinguish himself as the only teenager in MLB history to hit 25 home runs in a season, as well as the youngest player in American Leag...

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