Dick Allen

Dick Allen
Birthdate 03/08/1942
Death Date
Debut Year 1963
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Cardinals, Dodgers, Phillies, White Sox
Positions Center Field, Designated Hitter, First Base, Left Field, Third Base

A 7-time All Star & 1964 Rookie of the Year, Dick Allen was the AL MVP in ’72. In 2014 he fell 1 vote shy of induction via the Veterans Committee.

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Dick Allen burst onto the baseball scene as Rookie of the Year in 1964; here's the document that called him to the big leagues

Dick Allen burst onto the baseball scene as Rookie of the Year in 1964; here's the document that called him to the big leagues

Dick Allen was setting Triple-A on fire in 1963 with the Arkansas Travelers, finishing the campaign with 33 homers, 97 RBI, and a .289 average. His fine play was rewarded with a big league call up. This document called up Allen on August 26, 1963 for his MLB debut that happened a mere eight days lat
Dick Allen's signature appeared on stamped autographed baseballs in souvenir stands; this contract paid him one cent per ball sold

Dick Allen's signature appeared on stamped autographed baseballs in souvenir stands; this contract paid him one cent per ball sold

For years in souvenir stands at MLB stadiums offered baseballs with stamped signatures of the home team. In the collection is a contract signed by Dick Allen agreeing to have his autograph appear on those balls. The terms of the contract? Allen received one cent per ball sold. The contract is dated
Dick Allen was the centerpiece in the Curt Flood trade that changed the game

Dick Allen was the centerpiece in the Curt Flood trade that changed the game

Baseball historians point to the 1969 trade of Curt Flood from St. Louis to Philadelphia as the dawn of a new era. Seldom is it remembered that Flood was dealt for Dick Allen. The Cardinals exchanged Flood to get the power-hitting Allen for the middle of their lineup. Flood refused to report to Philadelphia and sued baseball and Commissioner Bowie Kuhn.

4 responses to “Dick Allen”

  1. C Terry says:

    Do whatever it takes to get him in the Hall!

  2. Jk says:

    This man was scary. A total HOF no brainer. Oh and contrary to what the press believed his teammates and managers liked him.

  3. Ron Brook says:

    This injustice must be corrected December, 2021. When Willie Mays, Goose Gossage, Mike Schmidt, etc. etc. say you’re a hall of famer, then you are. To those who say he was a cancer in the club house, isn’t it interesting that there isn’t a ball player among them?

  4. JSW says:

    Their are many ball players in the HOF who realistically don’t belong there. Duck Allen isn’t one of them along with Gil Hodges. The BBWAA should stop the injustice now and put Allen where he rightfully belongs in the HOF.

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