Wednesday, July 5, 2017

R.I.P. Gene Conley

Gene Conley died on Tuesday, he was 86 years old.  Conley was a rare two-sport athlete, playing both baseball and basketball.  He won championships in each sport with the Milwaukee Braves and Boston Celtics.  He spent the last three seasons of his baseball career playing with the Boston Red Sox.  For Boston, he was 29-32 with a 4.57 ERA.  Besides being a two-sport star, he is perhaps best known for a very bizarre story in which he left a team bus stuck in traffic in New York and, after drinking, decided to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.  He did not make it that far and returned to the team after a couple of days.  

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