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No player wants to have his life reduced to a trivia question, but no other player ever had a career like Gene Conley.

Among his teammates were Hall of Fame players like Hank Aaron, Warren Spahn, Eddie Matthews, Bob Cousy, Satch Sanders, Bill Russell, Tommy Heinsohn, and Carl Yastrzemski.  He was coached by the legendary Red Auerbach.  

Gene won three NBA championships with the Boston Celtics in 1959, 1960, and 1961, and one World Series with Milwaukee Braves in 1957. He may be the only athlete with rings from two sports.

He had over 2200 rebounds off the bench, and he won 16 games for the Boston Red Sox one year.

That’s what happens when you play on three teams in two sports in one city.

He was known for being a free spirit and certainly preceded Bill Lee in that regard, though Gene was a right-handed pitcher.

He started with the Celtics in 1952 and with the Boston Braves the ...

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