July 05, 2017

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 1 comment

Gene Conley, right-hand pitcher, Milwaukee Braves and Boston Red Sox has passed away at age 86. With the Braves he won a World Series championship.

Gene Conley, back-up center, Boston Celtics, has passed away at age 86. As a Celtic, Conley won 3 NBA championships as the back-up center behind Bill Russell.

The obit is obviously for the same guy, but he is among the very few who has won a championship in two different major league sports. Now for the disclaimer: In my youth Gene Conley was always one of my favorite players on the Celtics, mostly because of his versatility as both a baseball player and a basketball player.

posted by Howard_T at 06:58 PM on July 05, 2017

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