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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 18 / 17

Friday The Red Sox will unveil a display paying tribute to former MLBer Tony Conigliaro , featuring memorabilia from his career. The display coincides with the 50-year anniversary of Conligliaro being struck in the left eye and cheekbone by a pitch. Sunday The Red Sox and NESN will cel...

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