MLB, NBA cham­pion dies at 86

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

Gene Conley, one of the only play­ers in his­tory to win cham­pi­onships in two ma­jor pro­fes­sional sports, has died. He was 86.

The Bos­ton Red Sox, for whom Conley played for from 1961-63, say he died Tues­day.

Conley helped pitch the Mil­wau­kee Braves to a World Se­ries cham­pi­onship in 1957 and won three NBA ti­tles with the Celtics.

Conley was a right-han­der and three-time All-Star who spent 11 years in base­ball with four teams. He was se­lected by the Celtics in the 1952 draft and, af­ter spend­ing most of the next six years play­ing only base­ball, he re­turned to the NBA in 1958 and won three con­sec­u­tive ti­tles.

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