In the long history of professional sports, only one man has ever won a championship in two of the major four sports (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) and his name is Gene Conley. First, he was a part of the pitching staff for the Milwaukee Braves that took down the New York Yankees in the 1957 World Series. Next, he played for the Boston Celtics in 1959, 1960 and 1961 and in each season, Conley came off the bench to help the Celtics win three straight championships. John Husman, team historian of the Toledo Mud Hens (a team that Conley played for prior to being called up to the Braves), a member of SABR and a long-time friend of Conley’s is the guest on this edition of Sports’ Forgotten Heroes.
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