Aristotle George Agganis
(The Golden Greek)
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 2", Weight 200 lb.
- School Boston University
- High School Lynn Classical High School
- Debut April 13, 1954
- Final Game June 2, 1955
- Born April 20, 1929 in Lynn, MA USA
- Died June 27, 1955 in Cambridge, MA USA
Agganis was a quarterback on the Boston University football team, where he won an award in his senior year designating him New England's best collegiate football player. His college football career was interrupted by two years of service in the United States Marine Corps (1949-1951). He is in the College Football Hall of Fame .
He had showed some power in his one year in the minors in 1953, hitting 23 home runs, 38 doubles and 9 triples for the Louisville Colonels.
First baseman Agganis was hospitalized on May 16, 1955 complaining of chest pains and died six weeks later. One of baseball's more tragic stories - a human life and a promising career cut far too short. The cause of death was listed as a massive pulmonary embolism.
- Mark Brown: "Harry Agganis", in ""Mark Armour and Bill Nowlin, eds.: Red Sox Baseball in the Days of Ike and Elvis: The Red Sox of the 1950s, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2012, pp. 141-152. ISBN 978-1933599243