Former Copperhead wins Conigliaro award

Former Southern Ohio Copperhead Tony Campana recently won the Tony Conigliaro award, in part because of his overcoming Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a child.

The award is presented to a Major League player who has overcome adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination and courage that were trademarks of Conigliaro. Billy and Richie Conigliaro, Tony Conigliaro’s brothers, will present the award Jan. 19 at the 73rd Boston Baseball Writers Association of America annual dinner.The Red Sox began the award in 1990 to perpetuate the memory of Conigliaro, who died in February of that year after an eight-year struggle to come back from a massive heart attack that left him severely handicapped. Major League teams submit nominations and an independent 12-person panel does the voting. Read more

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About Lexington Hustlers

Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League (GLSCL) team est. 2010. Named after the original Lexington Hustlers of the 1940s and 1950s. Roster is comprised of some of the top players in college baseball; many from the central Kentucky area, and most of our staff comes from our internship program, which is largely responsible for performing organizational duties throughout the summer.
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