The Tragic Story of Italian / American Player: Tony Conigliaro (1964-1971/ 1975)

Jan 09, 2014 712

Anthony Richard Conigliaro, was born on January 7, 1945 in Revere, Massachusetts.

The six foot three, right hand hitting outfielder was signed out of St. Mary's High School in Lynn, Massachusetts by the home town Boston Red Sox in 1962.

The highly touted prospect came up to the big leagues in 1964 at age 19, getting the starting left field job. He played Fenway Parks Green Monster wall, alongside Carl Yastrzemski.

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