Tony Conigliaro was born in Revere, Massachusetts, on this day in 1945.
Tony C broke with Boston in 1964 and hit 24 HR in 111 games. He followed that with 32 & 28 HR the next seasons. Without a doubt, Tony C was destined to be a super power hitter. He was also a right handed hitter at Fenway Park, the perfect place for his swing.
In August 1967, Tony Conigliaro was hit by a pitch and his career would never be the same. Tony C, as he was known at the time, was hitting .267 with 20 HR & 67 RBI in 95 games. He was out for the rest of the year and missed all of 1968 too. Tony C also missed the 1967 World Series!
Tony came back in 1969 and did very well in 1970 with 36 HR & 116 RBI. Unfortunately, he was out of the game by 1971.