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Jack Hamilton's Jersey

This jersey was worn by Angels pitcher Jack Hamilton when he unintentionally hit Red Sox slugging star, Tony Conigliaro, in the eye on August 18, 1967.

The pitch nearly killed Conigliaro as Hamilton was a very hard thrower. Conigliaro, or "Tony C.", as he was affectionally known by his adoring Boston fans, battled back to have one or two more good seasons. But, after he was hit by Hamilton, he was never the same. A possibly great career was cut short. Tony retired in 1975. In 1990, he died of a heart attack at the age of 45.


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See a letter relating to Tony Conigliaro's appearance on the popular 1960s show, The Dating Game.