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.

In the collection:

Document calling Richie Allen up to the Major Leagues

Document calling Richie Allen up to the Major Leagues

Richie 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
Richie Allen signed autoball contract

Richie Allen signed autoball contract

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 Richie 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 dat

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