NBA and MLB champ Conley dies
Gene Conley, one of the few players in history to win championships in two major professional sports, died on Tuesday. He was 86. Conley helped pitch the Milwaukee Braves to a World Series championship in 1957 and won three NBA titles with the Boston Celtics.
Otto Graham won championships in the NFL and the NBL, a precursor to the NBA.
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 straight titles.