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Tony Conigliaro is tragedy hit by the Angels' Jack Hamilton

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Uploaded on Nov 28, 2011

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August 18th, 1967 During the Red Sox "Impossible dream" season, tragedy strikes when Tony Conigliaro is beaned by the Angels' Jack Hamilton. Hit just below his left eye, Conigliaro would miss the rest of the season and all of '68. The injury effectively ended the career of a player who by the time he was 22 had become the youngest in American League history and second-youngest player in major-league history to hit 100 career homers.

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August 18th, 1995, after 39 years at the mike, Yankees announcer and Hal of Famer, Phil Rizzuto retires as team broadcaster. The "Scooter's" retirement was prompted by a dispute with WPIX-TV who refused to allow him to miss a game to attend the funeral of teammate Mickey Mantle. The voice of the Yankees would eventually return for the 1996 season.

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