Rally to Retire Tony Conigliaro's #25
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Please sign our "RALLY TO RETIRE TONY C’S #25."
The “Rally to Retire Tony C’s #25” is a collaborative effort with the Conigliaro family and Tony's fans; helping to lead the charge are movie royalty, the Farrelly Brothers. Our objective is to show support for #25 being retired by the Red Sox!
The first to sign the "Rally Roll" in support are Tony C's brothers, Richie and Billy Conigliaro (Billy also played for Red Sox,) along with diehard Tony C fans – Bobby and Peter Farrelly! A scene in tribute to Tony C was included in both Fever Pitch and There’s Something About Mary –making clear that the Farrelly’s commitment to the Sox, and Tony, runs deep.Tony C – a local kid from the North Shore of Boston—was only 19 years when he broke into the big leagues as a rookie in 1964 with the Boston Red Sox. In 1967, during the the Impossible Dream season, the bar was set high for Tony C. At age 22, he not only reached a career total of 100 home runs, but attained that milestone at the youngest age for an American League player; but on August 18th he was struck in the face by a fastball and his season – and many thought his career – was over. Conigliaro eventually came back, despite all odds; and while his injury changed him forever – he made every effort to continue in the game he loved.
During his time with the Red Sox, Tony C:
162 home runs
Holds the MLB record for most homeruns (24) hit by a teenage player
Watch Tony C hit a home run his first time at bat at Fenway Park!
Tony C is a legend. Please join us in signing the "Rally to Retire Tony C's #25" to show the Red Sox we support #25 joining other team greats in right field! Share your support via social media using the hashtag #RTRTonyC25!
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