Tag Archives: Tony C

Opening Day and Extra Innings…..

Yesterday’s opener turned into a classic pitching duel between Jon Lester and last years MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander. Neither was involved in the decision as the Red Sox tied the Tigers 2-2 in the top half of … Continue reading

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“Now batting number 25, Tony Conigliaro, Conigliaro.” Sherm Feller

The saga of Tony Conigliaro and his impact upon the Red Sox, Fenway Park and the Fenway Faithful would not be complete without an epilogue, as I wrote in the first story of Conig, he is a classic Shakespearian tragic hero. There are four … Continue reading

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“Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” William Shakespeare

Tony now knew his baseball career was behind him. Resolution came with that as he pursued his future and that future came with a natural match, a TV sportscaster in Providence Rhode Island. And why not, after all he had the … Continue reading

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I’m a realist, I believe in miracles.” Wayne Dyer

In snowed in Boston, Monday night April 7, 1975, but that did not keep 34,019 members of the Fenway Faithful from showing up the next afternoon to usher in the 1975 Red Sox season. Tony C’s magical, mystery tour had one more … Continue reading

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“He was the best looking young player I ever saw.” Johnny Pesky

Tony Conigliaro was crushed by the trade to California. As strange as it may seem, this young, handsome, single, talented man did not mesh with southern California.  From the moment he arrived Tony struggled with the Angels. He was having … Continue reading

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” It was the greatest comeback ever.” Rico Petrocelli

The 1970 season dawned with much promise and a few changes. The Red Sox outfield of Yaz, Reggie Smith and Tony C. once the best young outfield in the game, would see a change. New Red Sox manager Eddie Kasko … Continue reading

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The 1969 Comeback Player of the Year!

When Jack Hamilton’s pitch struck the left cheek of Tony Conigliaro’s face, it left a linear fracture of his cheekbone, dislocated his jaw and caused severe damage to his left retina. It was sometime during the 1968 season that it was revealed … Continue reading

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