Greatest Athletes in CT History: Watertown: Rico Brogna

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WATERTOWN: Rico Brogna, MLB.

Brogna starred in football and baseball at Watertown High School, and was drafted in both sports. He spent nine years in the majors, most notably with the Mets and Phillies.

Brogna hit at least 20 home runs in three seasons. His best season came in 1999, when he hit 24 homers and drove in 104 runs for the Phillies. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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