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ⓘ Gene Conley




Gene Conley
                                     

ⓘ Gene Conley

Donald Eugene "Gene" Conley was a Major League Baseball pitcher and basketball player of the NBA. He was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Conley played 11 seasons from 1952 to 1963 for four different teams. Conley also played forward in the 1952–53 NBA season and from 1958 to 1964 for two teams in the National Basketball Association.

He was best known for being one of only two people the other being Otto Graham–1946 NBL and AAFC Championship, plus three more AAFC and three NFL championships to win championships in two of the four major American sports, one with the Milwaukee Braves in the 1957 World Series and three Boston Celtics championships from 1959–61.

Conley died in Foxborough, Massachusetts on July 4, 2017 at the age of 86.

                                     

1. Other websites

  • SABR Baseball Research Project: Gene Conley
  • Baseball-Reference.com: Gene Conley
  • BaseballLibrary.com: Gene Conley Archived 2004-06-13 at the Wayback Machine
  • Conley had twice as much fun at The Boston Globe
  • Basketball-Reference.com: Gene Conley