Keller @ Large: Grim Anniversary For Red Sox Fans

August 17, 2012 12:00 AM
Keller @ Large: Grim Anniversary For Red Sox Fans
" BOSTON (CBS) – For New Englanders who were hanging on every moment of the 1967 “Impossible Dream” Red Sox team’s run for the pennant – and if you were breathing that summer, chances are this means you – tomorrow, August 18th, will mark a grim anniversary.

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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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