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It’s been 45 years since Tony Conigliaro got beaned, and introduced a lot of us to the fact that life can be very arbitrary and unfair.
If you live around here and don’t know who Tony C. was, you should.
A Revere native, Conigliaro was signed by the Red Sox right out of St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, and hit a home run in his first major league at-bat in 1964.
He was handsome, personable, and a terrific baseball player.
In 1965, Tony C. led the league in homers, the youngest man ever to do it. He hit 28 more in 1966, made the All-Star team in ‘67, and was the youngest American Leaguer ever to reach 100 homers "
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