Given to the Tony Conigliaro in memory on November 8, 1990. The inscription on the award is presented to Tony Conigliaro'For meritorious service to the sport of baseball.
Presented by The National American Sports Hall of Fame. Obtained from the Conigliaro Family over twenty-five years ago.Ipresented by the Italian -American community. Comes with Boston Sports Collect Cert. Tony Conigliaro Boston Red Sox 1963-75. Local Boston sports hero born in East Boston, moved to Revere, Lynn, Nahant. In 1963 batted 363 and hit 24 HRs for Wellsville. Tony broke into starting lineup of the Red Sox at 19 years old, hit home run his first pitch at Fenway Park Opening Day 1964 in front of the Robert Kennedy, Ted Kennedy and family with funds going to the JFK Library. Player to hit 100 home runs, youngest A. Player to led the league in home runs doing in in his second season 1965. Most life time HR by a teenager.
Hit by a pitch in 1967 that ruined his career, leading to his early death. Great heart and soul as attempted many comebacks in 1968, 1969, 1975 and in Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. First Red Sox to hit a HR for 1975 Red Sox. One of first sports star to cross over into a recording career with popular songs Little Red Scooter 1964 and Poetry in 1975. Sang on the Merv Griffin and Mike Douglass show.
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