Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tony Conigliaro Would Have Been 70 Today

It's heartbreaking to think that Tony Conigliaro—who died almost 25 years ago—would have been seventy years old today had he lived. One can only imagine what a rich life it could have been. On pace to be one of the brightest young stars in baseball history (the quickest to 100 homeruns), he was struck down in his prime. We all know the particulars, but it doesn't make what happened on August 18, 1967 any easier to bear. Just a year and a half after that horrible incident, he came back to hit 20 HRs with 82 RBI in just 141 games. He was a son of the Boston area, and we were all as proud of him as we could possibly be. Rest in peace, Tony.