The Harry Agganis Connection
Yes, we are related to Red Sox first baseman Harry Agganis—after whom the Agganis Arena is named.
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Born Aristotle George Agganis in Lynn, Massachusetts, on April 20, 1929, Harry Agganis was the seventh and last child of George and Georgia Agganis, immigrants from the village of Loggonike in Sparta, Greece. Harry’s mother called him “Ari” and over the years this nickname became Americanized to “Harry” by his friends. Later on, Harry was affectionately known as “The Golden Greek” in recognition of both his proud heritage and outstanding athletic achievements.
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