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  Tony Conigliaro Award on Baseball Almanac
The Tony Conigliaro Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball player who best overcomes a major, often life altering obstacle and continues to thrive through the adversity.
Tony returned to the lineup a year and a half later, hit another twenty home runs, had thirty-six the year after, but was forced to retire due to his eyesight being permanently damaged.
Conigliaro died in 1990, eight years after a debilitating heart attack, at the age of forty-five and the Tony Conigliaro Award has been given annually in honor of his life.
baseball-almanac.com /awards/aw_tc.shtml   (283 words)

  
 MLB Baseball - CBS SportsLine.com
This award was first given in 1978 to recognize the broadcaster for his or her major contributions to baseball.
The winners are selected by a committee of baseball executives and media personnel and the award is given during the annual hall of fame induction ceremonies.
Tony himself was a truly gifted player with Boston until he was hit on the cheek with a fastball thrown by Jack Hamilton.
cbs.sportsline.com /mlb/history/awards/other   (549 words)

  
 Tony Conigliaro - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox
Conigliaro, batting against Jack Hamilton, was hit by a pitch on his left cheekbone, and was carried off the field on a stretcher.
The Tony Conigliaro Award is given annually to the player who best overcomes an obstacle and continues to thrive through the adversity.
Conigliaro is interred in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, Massachusetts.
www.sonsofsamhorn.net /wiki/index.php/Tony_Conigliaro   (575 words)

  
 Tony Conigliaro Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tony Conigliaro Award is a national award instituted in 1990 by the Boston Red Sox to honor the memory of their former star Tony Conigliaro.
Tony's brothers Billy and Richie, and a fan, make the selection.
Announcement of the award is made at the annual major league winter meetings in December and the formal presentation takes place at the Boston Baseball Writers Association dinner in January.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tony_Conigliaro_Award   (344 words)

  
 Tony Conigliaro | BaseballLibrary.com
Tony Conigliaro hit.290 with 24 home runs in 1964, but broke his arm in August; Tony Oliva won the AL Rookie of the Year award.
The hometown hero was enjoying another standout year in 1967 when, on August 18, he was struck by a Jack Hamilton fastball that broke his cheekbone and so damaged his eyesight that he missed the entire 1968 season.
Conigliaro was the youngest ML player ever to reach 100 career home runs and then was nearly blinded by a 1967 beaning.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/C/Conigliaro_Tony.stm   (1087 words)

  
 NewStandard: 11/26/97
Davis, who fought cancer and overcame the death of a brother to return to baseball last season, is the eighth winner of the Tony Conigliaro Award given by Boston baseball writers for overcoming adversity.
The Conigliaro award is named for the Boston Red Sox outfielder who made a dramatic comeback from a 1967 beaning that sidelined him the entire 1968 season.
Conigliaro's brothers, Billy and Richie, are to present the award to Davis at the annual dinner of the Boston Baseball Writers Association on Jan. 22.
www.southcoasttoday.com /daily/11-97/11-26-97/d06sp337.htm   (253 words)

  
 Tony Conigliaro Award - BR Bullpen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Tony Conigliaro Award is a annual award created in 1990 by the Boston Red Sox to honor the memory of their former star Tony Conigliaro.
Conigliaro whose career was tragically shortened when he was hit in the face by a pitch in 1967 and would later die from a heart attack at 45.
Announcement of the award is made at the annual major league winter meetings in December and the formal presentation takes place at the Boston Baseball Writers Association dinner in January.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Tony_Conigliaro_Award   (268 words)

  
 Tony Conigliaro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anthony Richard "Tony" Conigliaro (January 7, 1945 - February 24, 1990), nicknamed "Tony C.", was a Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Boston Red Sox (1964-67, 1969-1970, 1975) and California Angels (1971).
A year and a half later, Conigliaro made a remarkable return, hitting 20 homers with 82 RBI in 141 games, earning Comeback Player of the Year honors.
Conigliaro is interred in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, Massachusetts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tony_Conigliaro   (416 words)

  
 The Red Sox Hall of Fame
On August 18, 1967 Tony was hit by a pitch, which broke his cheekbone and seriously damaged his left eye.
Today, the Tony Conigliaro Award is given annually to the player who best overcomes an obstacle and continues to thrive through the adversity.
Jackie won the A.L. MVP award in 1958, a Gold Glove in 1959, and was named to the All Star team in 1955 and 1958.
www.redsoxconnection.com /stories/halloffame.html   (3751 words)

  
 SportingNews.com - Your expert source for Colorado's Aaron Cook wins 'Tony C.' Award
The award is named for the promising Red Sox player whose career essentially ended when he was hit in the face by a pitch in 1967.
At 20, Conigliaro became the youngest player to lead a major league in home runs when he hit 32 in 1965.
Conigliaro died of a heart attack in 1990, and the Red Sox created the award in his memory.
www.sportingnews.com /baseball/articles/20051207/682963-p.html   (308 words)

  
 Red Sox News, Notes, and Views - July 8, 2002
Tony C. still holds the Major League record for most home runs hit by a teenage player with 24, and by age 22 he had hit 100 home runs faster than any slugger in history, including Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Ken Griffey, Jr.
Although Tony returned to the lineup a year and a half later and hit another twenty home runs in 1969 and 36 the year after, he was forced to retire prematurely due to permanent damage to his eyesight.
Conigliaro died in 1990, eight years after a debilitating heart attack, at the age of 45 and since then the Tony Conigliaro Award has been given annually to the player who best overcomes an obstacle and continues to thrive through the adversity.
www.redsoxconnection.com /columns/column708.html   (1487 words)

  
 Brazelton wins Tony C. Award
The Red Sox started the award in 1990 to honor the memory of Tony C., who died that February after an eight-year struggle to recover from a massive heart attack that left him severely handicapped.
Conigliaro became the youngest player to lead his league in home runs in 1965, when he hit 32 homers at the age of 20.
Conigliaro missed all of 1968, made a dramatic comeback in 1969 and was later traded to the California Angels after the 1970 season.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/content/printer_friendly/tb/y2004/m12/d10/c920630.jsp   (400 words)

  
 Oakland Athletics News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Conigliaro's brothers, Billy and Richie, will make the official presentation of the award to Mecir on Jan. 12, 2004 at the Boston Baseball Writers' Association annual dinner.
In 1990, the Boston Red Sox began the award to perpetuate the memory of Tony Conigliaro, who died that February after an eight-year struggle to come back from a massive heart attack that left him severely handicapped.
Conigliaro became the youngest player (20) to lead a major league in home runs when he hit 32 in 1965 and the youngest in American League history to reach 100 homers (22 years, 197 days).
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/oak/news/oak_press_release.jsp?ymd=20031212&content_id=615923&vkey=pr_oak&fext=.jsp   (522 words)

  
 Highlights from the Career   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tony C. went to St Mary’s High School in Lynn, MA (my hometown and only a couple of blocks from where I lived), just north of Boston, and was a star in baseball, basketball, and football.
Tony C. had already hit 28 HRs in 1967, the Year of the Impossible Dream, when the Angels’ Jack Hamilton hit him with a fastball on 18 Aug, shattering his left cheekbone and severely damaging his eye.
Tony C. suffered a massive heart attack on 9 Jan 1982, and essentially became totally disabled.
www.fscwv.edu /users/dtobin/tonyc.html   (496 words)

  
 SLAM! Major League Statistics
The Conigliaro award is presented to a major-league player who has overcome adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination and courage that were trademarks of the former Boston Red Sox and California Angel, who died in 1990 after an eight-year struggle to overcome a massive heart attack that left him severely handicapped.
Davis, who has also been awarded the Roberto Clemente and Hutch Awards, received 10 first-place votes and one second for 53 points.
Past winners of the Tony Conigliaro Award include Curtis Pride, Scott Radinsky, Mark Leiter, Bo Jackson, Jim Abbott, Dickie Thon and Jim Eisenreich.
www.canoe.ca /StatsBBM/BC-BBM-LGNS-CONIGLIARO-R.html   (184 words)

  
 Tony Conigliaro | BaseballLibrary.com
Tony Conigliaro hit.290 with 24 home runs in 1964, but broke his arm in August; Tony Oliva won the AL Rookie of the Year award.
The hometown hero was enjoying another standout year in 1967 when, on August 18, he was struck by a Jack Hamilton fastball that broke his cheekbone and so damaged his eyesight that he missed the entire 1968 season.
Conigliaro was the youngest ML player ever to reach 100 career home runs and then was nearly blinded by a 1967 beaning.
baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/C/Conigliaro_Tony.stm   (1087 words)

  
 Baseball Awards
Awards given to those people who make significant contributions or reach the highest levels of professionalism within the game of baseball serve two purposes.
The first Chalmers Award (a predecessor to the Most Valuable Player Award) winner was to receive a Chalmers car.
The modern Most Valuable Player Award was first issued to a pitcher in the American League and a second baseman in the National League at the end of the 1931 season.
baseball-almanac.com /me_award.shtml   (380 words)

  
 James Fiorentino - Sports Art - Newsletters - Issue 1
Conigliaro began his career in 1965, at the age of 20.
Yet once again, with great determination, Conigliaro made his second comeback in 1975 with the Red Sox where he finally laid his career to rest.
In addition, Major League Baseball presents the Tony Conigliaro Award to a player who exemplifies the most courage in fighting back from diversity.
www.jamesfiorentino.com /sa_newsletters1.html   (468 words)

  
 Forever Red Sox -- Online Red Sox Information
Conigliaro’s career was undone by a single pitch in the fourth inning of an August 18, 1967, game at Fenway Park.
Conigliaro later wrote in his autobiography, “When the ball was about four feet from my head I knew it was going to hit me. And I knew it was going to hurt.” Manager Dick Williams said, “My heart nearly stopped.
Sent to Wellsville in 1963, Conigliaro hit.363 and was both Rookie of the Year and MVP of the New York—Penn League, jumping all the way to the big club the following season.
www.webryder.com /redsox/players/tony.html   (724 words)

  
 BASEBALL NOTE
Friday, December 10, 10:03 PM *Devil Rays RHP Brazelton wins Conigliaro Award* ------------------------------------------------ BOSTON (Ticker) - Dewon Brazelton, the promising righthander of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, on Friday was named the recipient of the Tony Conigliaro Award, given to the player who overcomes adversity through spirit, determination and courage.
The award is named for the former Boston Red Sox slugger who had a stellar career cut short by a beanball in 1967.
Once the youngest player to lead the American League in home runs, Conigliaro died in 1990 after an eight-year struggle to come back from a massive heart attack that left him handicapped.
www.canoe.ca /StatsBBM/BC-BBM-LGNS-BRAZELTONCONIGLIARO-R.html   (268 words)

  
 WUSM surgeon helps pro athletes overcome serious medical conditions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Colorado Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook received the Tony Conigliaro Award from the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America last week.
The award was established in 1990 to honor major league players who overcome adversity.
It was named for the former Red Sox star whose career was nearly ended in his prime when he was hit in the face with a pitch in 1968.
mednews.wustl.edu /news/page/normal/6318.html   (422 words)

  
 Tony Award Winner
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awardwinner.fatsaward.com /tonyawardwinner   (1225 words)

  
 NBC10.com - MLB - Brazelton Wins Tony Conigliaro Award
The honor is presented annually to the player who overcomes adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination and courage.
The award is named in honor of Tony Conigliaro, a former Red Sox player whose career was tragically shortened due to him being hit in the face by a pitch during the 1967 season.
This was the 15th year of the award.
www.nbc10.com /mlb/3989675/detail.html   (334 words)

  
 The Official Site of The Colorado Rockies: Official Info: Press Release
The Red Sox inaugurated the award in 1990 to perpetuate the memory of Tony C., who died that February after an eight-year struggle to come back from a massive heart attack that left him severely handicapped.
At the age of 20 in 1965, Tony Conigliaro became the youngest player to lead either league in home runs when he slammed 32.
Tony C's promising career was tragically shortened, however, when he was hit in the face by a pitch at Fenway Park August 18, 1967.
colorado.rockies.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20051207&content_id=1278018&vkey=pr_col&fext=.jsp&c_id=col   (452 words)

  
 Rijo's return earns Conigliaro Award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jose Rijo won the 2002 Tony Conigliaro Award, which is given to a major-league player who overcomes adversity with spirit, determination and courage.
Rijo is the first Red to win the award, which has been given 13 times.
Conigliaro's brother, Billy Richie, will present the award to Rijo at the Boston Baseball Writers dinner Jan. 16.
reds.enquirer.com /2002/12/14/wwwred1a14.html   (315 words)

  
 Red Sox Chick: Tony C's First Homerun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tony Conigliaro was special to me before I even saw him because I was also from Revere.
So taken with Tony C was I, that the memories of that game are few.
Tony C up at bat, so tall and handsome with that beautiful, fl, curly hair and the prettiest smile I ever saw.
redsoxchick.mlblogs.com /red_sox_chick/2006/05/tony_cs_first_h.html   (1267 words)

  
 CCBL News
Former Harwich Mariners (’99) pitcher Dewon Brazelton of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays was honored with the Tony Conigliaro Award at the Boston Baseball Writers annual awards dinner in January.
Conigliaro was a slugging outfielder with the Boston Red Sox in the 1960’s until hit by a Jack Hamilton pitch in August, 1967.
Conigliaro died in 1990, eight years after a heart attack and the award has been given annually in honor of his life.
www.capecodbaseball.org /News/news2005/NewsCCBL_10Feb05.htm   (682 words)

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