May 14, 1968

May 14, 1968 When a ballplayer becomes a celebrity by age 19, and four years later finds his ballplaying career on hold, how does he satisfy that hunger for the spotlight? Well, maybe by going on The Tonight Show to review film of the pitch that could have ended his career – not to mention his life. Tony Conigliaro visited with Joe Garagiola to study the Jack Hamilton fastball that slammed into the left side of his head. (Fortunately, he didn’t have Johnny Carson or Ed McMahon doing the analysis.) As already known by anyone familiar with ...

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