Conigliaro was traded immediately after the 1970 season to the California Angels. Sadly, he could not stay on the field, playing in just 74 games, hitting just .222, 4, 15 for the Angels that season. He sat out the 1972, 1973 and 1974 seasons due to injury and made a brief comeback attempt for the Red Sox in 1975.
It leaves fans in Boston, as well as the rest of the country, what could have been with Tony C. If he had not been hit on this date in 1967, would the Red Sox have had a better chance of winning the 1967 World Series against the Cardinals? If he was a healthy fixture in the Red Sox lineup, are the Red Sox pennant contenders in 1968-1974? And if Conigliaro was in the middle of the Red Sox in 1975, would the Cincinnati Reds had a chance in the World Series? Unfortunately none of these questions can be answered. But one thing is for sure, he was on a pace only seen by sluggers Ralph Kiner, Mark McGwire and Albert Pujols. It would have been great to see where his start could have taken him.