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1965-68 Boston Red Sox Tony Conigliaro Game-Used Bat

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This is Tony Conigliaro’s professional Model bat.  The model number, length and wight specifications have been confirmed by teh manufacturer’s ordering records as being ordered by the player during the referenced labeling period.

Bat is a Hillerich & Bradsby model number K55 and is 35″ and weighs 31.5 ounces.  It is ash flame burned wood finish.

During his 1964 rookie season, Conigliaro batted .290 with 24 home runs and 52 RBI in 111 games, but broke his arm and his toes in August. In his first at-bat in Fenway Park, Conigliaro hit a towering home run in the 2nd inning against the White Sox. On August 18, 1967. In his sophomore season in 1965, Conigliaro led the league in home runs (32), becoming the youngest home run champion in American League history. He was selected for the All-Star Game in 1967. In that season, at age 22, he not only reached a career total of 100 home runs but he also reached that milestone at the youngest age of American League play.

<br>The Red Sox were playing the California Angels at Fenway Park. Conigliaro, batting against Jack Hamilton, was hit by a pitch on his left cheekbone, and was carried off the field on a stretcher. He sustained a linear fracture of the left cheekbone and a dislocated jaw with severe damage to his left retina. He lived these final years at his parents’ home in Nahant, Massachusetts. In February 1990, he died in Salem, Massachusetts, at the age of 45. In commemoration, the Red Sox wore black armbands that season. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Massachusetts. Tony Conigliaro Award is given annually to the player who best overcomes obstacles and adversities through the attributes of spirit, determination and courage that were considered Tony’s trademarks e batting helmet he was wearing did not have the protective ear-flap that has since become standard.He lived these final years at his parents’ home in Nahant, Massachusetts. In February 1990, he died in Salem, Massachusetts, at the age of 45. In commemoration, the Red Sox wore black armbands that season. Tony Conigliaro Award is given annually to the player who best overcomes obstacles and adversities through the attributes of spirit, determination and courage that were considered Tony’s trademarks.

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Weight3 lbs
Dimensions12 × 12 × 12 in

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