American sportlegende Gene Conley (86) death
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The American sportlegende Gene Conley is Tuesday at age 86, died. Conley is the only man who as a baseball player and as a basketball player became champion of the United States.
The Oklahoma born Conley won the 1957 World Series with the honkballers Milwaukee Braves and then with the basketball players of the Boston Celtics three times in a row the best of the NBA (1959, 1960 and 1961).
The over 2 meters long Conley combined both sports at first, until he is mid fifties mainly going to focus on baseball. As a pitcher for the Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox. Conley was four times selected in the All Star team of the MLB.
In the late fifties went to Conley again basketball, with three titles in the NBA with the Celtics. He also played for the New York Knicks.
We are very saddened to hear of the passing of a member of the Celtics family, Gene Conley. Our thoughts and prayer… https://t.co/KobeiF1ZdE
Time of placing
14:33 – 05 July 2017