Gene Conley

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Birthday
10, 1930
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Jul 4, 2017 (86)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
10, 1930
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Jul 4, 2017 (86)

About

Versatile athlete who played both baseball and basketball professionally. 

Before Fame

He was named all-state in basketball and football at Richland High School in Washington, and won a state champion in the high jump.

Trivia

He became the first person to win championships in both professional baseball and basketball. His Milwaukee Braves won the World Series in 1957 and he was a member of 3 NBA Championship Boston Celtics teams from 1959 to 1961.

Family Life

Married in 1949, he had three kids, who provided him with seven grandchildren. 

Associated With

He played on the Celtics with Hall of Famer Bill Russell.