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Gene Conley, The Only Man To Win An MLB Title And An NBA Title, Passed Away This Week

The only man to ever win a World Series title and an NBA title has passed away.

Gene Conley, who pitched for four teams, including the Boston Red Sox, and also played in the NBA for a number of different franchises, died on July 4 at the age of 86. Conley attended Washington State as an undergrad.

In his multi-sport career, Conley was a four-time MLB All-Star and won the World Series with the Milwaukee Braves in 1957. He also won three NBA titles with the Boston Celtics.

This week, both the Celtics and Red Sox paid homage to Conley on Twitter.

Conley finished his career with a 91-96 record, a 3.82 ERA and 888 strikeouts. On the hardwood, he scored 2,069 points, collected 2,212 rebounds and dished out 201 assists. We may never see another athlete quite as versatile.