Billy Conigliaro, Bosox 1st pick, Tony's brother, dies at 73
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 file photo, Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Billy Conigliaro, brother of Red Sox outfielder Tony Conigliaro, throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in Boston. Billy Conigliaro, the first-ever Red Sox draft pick who started out in the Boston outfield with star-crossed brother Tony and later spent years taking care of him after a heart attack, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)BOSTON – Billy Conigliaro, the first-ever Red Sox draft pick who started out in the Boston outfield with star-crossed brother Tony and later spent years taking care of him after a heart attack, died Wednesday. Conigliaro played his first two big league seasons with his brother. Tony Conigliaro debuted for Boston in 1964 at 19 and won the AL home run title the next year.
Baseball's return includes several comeback stories
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In 1st MLB game with new extra-inning rule, A's slam Angels
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