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William Robert "Bob" Allison (July 11, 1934 - April 9, 1995) was a Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played in the American League for the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins between 1958 and 1970. He was born in Raytown, Missouri. July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The Washington Senators can refer to: The Washington Senators (officially named the Washington Nationals during the 1905–1956 seasons), an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960. ... The Minnesota Twins is a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Raytown is a city located in Jackson County, Missouri. ...


A gifted all-around athlete, Allison was a star baseball and football player at the University of Missouri. In his major league career, he hit 30 or more home runs three times and 20 or more in eight different seasons. Allison wasn't a speed-burner, but he was among the most feared baserunners of his time in hustling out numerous doubles and triples. At the three outfield positions he showed good range, and his strong arm was rated as one of the best in the league. He also played a solid first base late at his career, and his competitive attitude was highly praised by teammates and opponents alike. Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batter with a round, smooth stick called a bat. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The University of Missouri-Columbia (abbreviated UMC and nicknamed Mizzou) is an institution of higher learning located in Columbia, Missouri, USA. Columbia is the largest campus, of equal standing, in the University of Missouri System with approximately 27,000 students and is often considered the flagship campus of the system. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ...


In 1959, in his first full season, Allison batted .261 with 30 home runs and 85 runs batted in; led the league in triples (9), was named to the All-Star team, and was honored by being voted the Rookie of the Year. When the Senators moved to Minnesota in 1961, Allison became a local favorite, and along with teammate Harmon Killebrew made one of the most dangerous one-two punches in baseball. Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936) was a Major League Baseball player famous for his ability to hit home runs. ...


In 1963, Allison hit 25 doubles, 35 home runs, 91 RBI, led the league in runs scored (99) and in OPS (.911), and earned his second all star berth. He followed this up in 1964 with a 32 home run 86 RBI performance that got him named to his third and final all star team. The next year, Allison suffered a broken left hand when he was hit by a pitch. He missed 91 games, but returned at the end of the season and pinch hit a three-run homer, sending the Yankees to the cellar in the American League. In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) is defined by the sum of on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ... Baseball In Baseball, a Pinch hitter is a common term for a substitute batter. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ...


In 13 seasons, Allison finished in the top ten in home runs eight times (1959, 1961-65, 1967-68). Particularly memorable home run feats included hitting three consecutive home runs on May 17, 1963, combining with Harmon Killebrew to become the first pair to hit grand slams in the same inning on July 18, 1963, and teaming with Killebrew, Tony Oliva, and Jimmie Hall to hit four consecutive home runs on May 2, 1964. He is also well remembered for his backhand diving catch in Game Two of the 1965 World Series. This catch has been called the best catch in Twins history and one of the most spectacular catches seen in the Series. Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936) was a Major League Baseball player famous for his ability to hit home runs. ... Pedro Oliva López (born July 20, 1940) in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, better known as Tony Oliva, is a former Major League Baseball rightfielder who played his entire career in the American League for the Minnesota Twins between 1962 and 1976. ... Jimmie Randolph Hall (born March 17, 1938 in Mount Holly, North Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and left-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1963-66), California Angels (1967-68), Cleveland Indians (1968-69), New York Yankees (1969), Chicago Cubs (1969-70) and Atlanta Braves... See also: 1963 in sports, other events of 1964, 1965 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One... See also: 1964 in sports, 1966 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fred Lorenzen wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Clark USAC Racing - Mario Andretti Formula One Champion - Jimmy Clark of Great Britain 24 hours of Le... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ...


After retiring, Allison became general manager of Coca Cola's Twin Cities Marketing Division. He later contacted amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and died in Rio Verde, Arizona at 60 years of age. The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a term used to cover a number of illnesses of the motor neurone. ... Rio Verde is a census-designated place located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ...

 YEAR TEAM AGE G AB R H 2B 3B HR HR% RBI BB SO SB CS AVG SLG OBA OPS 1958 Senators 23 11 35 1 7 1 0 0 0.00 0 2 5 0 2 .200 .229 .243 .472 1959 Senators 24 150 570 83 149 18 9 30 5.26 85 60 92 13 8 .261 .482 .333 .815 1960 Senators 25 144 501 79 126 30 3 15 2.99 69 92 94 11 9 .251 .413 .367 .780 1961 Twins 26 159 556 83 136 21 3 29 5.22 105 103 100 2 7 .245 .450 .363 .813 1962 Twins 27 149 519 102 138 24 8 29 5.59 102 84 115 8 5 .266 .511 .370 .881 1963 Twins 28 148 527 99 143 25 4 35 6.64 91 90 109 6 1 .271 .533 .378 .911 1964 Twins 29 149 492 90 141 27 4 32 6.50 86 92 99 10 1 .287 .553 .404 .957 1965 Twins 30 135 438 71 102 14 5 23 5.25 78 73 114 10 2 .233 .445 .342 .787 1966 Twins 31 70 168 34 37 6 1 8 4.76 19 30 34 6 0 .220 .411 .345 .756 1967 Twins 32 153 496 73 128 21 6 24 4.84 75 74 114 6 4 .258 .470 .356 .826 1968 Twins 33 145 469 63 116 16 8 22 4.69 52 52 98 9 7 .247 .456 .324 .780 1969 Twins 34 81 189 18 43 8 2 8 4.23 27 29 39 2 4 .228 .418 .333 .751 1970 Twins 35 47 72 15 15 5 0 1 1.39 7 14 20 1 0 .208 .319 .345 .664 TOTALS 1541 5032 811 1281 216 53 256 5.09 796 795 1033 84 50 .255 .471 .358 .829 LG AVERAGE 5028 634 1283 202 35 137 2.72 593 514 744 61 34 .255 .391 .326 .717 POS AVERAGE 5090 707 1335 206 40 184 3.62 692 575 801 65 37 .262 .427 .339 .766 
 YEAR TEAM RC RCAA RCAP OWP RC/G TB EBH ISO SEC BPA IBB HBP SAC SF GIDP OUTS PA POS 1958 Senators 1 -4 -4 .046 0.87 8 1 .029 .029 .189 0 0 0 0 1 31 37 CF 1959 Senators 85 6 -8 .529 5.01 275 57 .221 .335 .505 1 2 5 2 22 458 639 CF 1960 Senators 77 4 -1 .520 5.11 207 48 .162 .349 .482 4 2 5 4 14 407 604 RF 1961 Twins 91 0 -16 .495 5.38 250 53 .205 .381 .500 1 5 5 8 17 457 677 RF 1962 Twins 101 26 19 .627 6.80 265 61 .245 .412 .569 0 4 3 3 9 401 613 RF 1963 Twins 112 48 41 .732 7.60 281 64 .262 .442 .595 2 3 1 5 7 398 626 RF 1964 Twins 117 56 51 .764 8.73 272 63 .266 .472 .628 4 7 0 3 7 362 594 1B 1965 Twins 71 17 4 .613 5.49 195 42 .212 .397 .527 4 2 1 5 5 349 519 LF 1966 Twins 27 4 2 .571 5.40 69 15 .190 .405 .522 2 3 0 2 2 135 203 LF 1967 Twins 86 28 13 .668 6.09 233 51 .212 .365 .534 2 2 3 1 5 381 576 LF 1968 Twins 64 9 -4 .562 4.56 214 46 .209 .324 .484 5 2 1 2 16 379 526 LF 1969 Twins 24 -2 -3 .450 4.08 79 18 .190 .333 .452 5 1 1 0 8 159 220 LF 1970 Twins 9 -1 -2 .468 4.12 23 6 .111 .319 .425 0 1 0 0 2 59 87 LF TOTALS 865 191 92 .607 5.87 2371 525 .217 .381 .529 30 34 25 35 115 3976 5921 LG AVERAGE 650 0 0 .500 4.42 1966 374 .136 .243 .432 42 34 45 38 113 3976 5659 POS AVERAGE 747 96 0 .556 5.07 2174 430 .165 .283 .471 43 35 33 40 112 3976 5772 

BOB ALLISON LEAGUE LEADERSHIP RANKINGS


1959 AL GAMES 7TH 150; AT BATS T6TH 570; TRIPLES 1ST 9; HOMERUNS 6TH 30; HR/100 OUTS 9TH 6.55; HR/100 PA 7TH 4.69; HR/100 AB 8TH 5.26; STRIKEOUTS 6TH 92; STOLEN BASES 5TH 13; CAUGHT STEALING 5TH 8; SLG 8TH .482; TOTAL BASES 5TH 275; EXTRA BASE HITS 6TH 57; ISOLATED POWER 5TH .221; SECONDARY AVERAGE 8TH .335; GIDP 2ND 22; PLATE APPEARANCES T10TH 639; OUTS 5TH 458


1960 AL DOUBLES T8TH 30; WALKS 3RD 92; STRIKEOUTS T5TH 94; STOLEN BASES T9TH 11; CAUGHT STEALING 2ND 9; SECONDARY AVERAGE 7TH .349


1961 AL GAMES T7TH 159; HOMERUNS 7TH 29; RBI 7TH 105; WALKS 5TH 103; STRIKEOUTS 8TH 100; CAUGHT STEALING T9TH 7; SECONDARY AVERAGE 7TH .381; GIDP T10TH 17; SACRIFICE FLIES T6TH 8; PLATE APPEARANCES 10TH 677


1962 AL RUNS 3RD 102; TRIPLES T7TH 8; HOMERUNS T8TH 29; HR/100 OUTS 8TH 7.23; HR/100 PA 8TH 4.73; HR/100 AB 8TH 5.59; RBI 7TH 102; WALKS 10TH 84; STRIKEOUTS 3RD 115; SLG 5TH .511; OBA 9TH .370; OPS 6TH .881; RCAA 8TH 26; OWP 8TH .627; RUNS CREATED/GAME 7TH 6.80; EXTRA BASE HITS T8TH 61; ISOLATED POWER 4TH .245; SECONDARY AVERAGE 4TH .412; TOTAL AVERAGE 5TH .901; BPA 4TH .569


1963 AL RUNS 1ST 99; HOMERUNS 3RD 35; HR/100 OUTS 2ND 8.79; HR/100 PA 4TH 5.59; HR/100 AB 3RD 6.64; RBI T4TH 91; WALKS 3RD 90; STRIKEOUTS T5TH 109; SLG 2ND .533; OBA 4TH .378; OPS 1ST .911; RUNS CREATED 2ND 112; RCAA 1ST 48; RCAP 1ST 41; OWP 1ST .732; RUNS CREATED/GAME 2ND 7.60; TOTAL BASES 5TH 281; EXTRA BASE HITS 2ND 64; ISOLATED POWER 2ND .262; SECONDARY AVERAGE 1ST .442; TOTAL AVERAGE 1ST .967; BPA 1ST .595


1964 AL RUNS T9TH 90; DOUBLES T10TH 27; HOMERUNS T6TH 32; HR/100 OUTS 4TH 8.84; HR/100 PA 4TH 5.39; HR/100 AB 4TH 6.50; WALKS 4TH 92; SLG 4TH .553; OBA 2ND .404; OPS 3RD .957; RUNS CREATED 4TH 117; RCAA 2ND 56; RCAP 2ND 51; OWP 3RD .764; RUNS CREATED/GAME 3RD 8.73; TOTAL BASES 9TH 272; EXTRA BASE HITS T4TH 63; ISOLATED POWER 4TH .266; SECONDARY AVERAGE 3RD .472; TOTAL AVERAGE 3RD 1.058; BPA 3RD .628; HIT BY PITCHES T4TH 7


1965 AL HOMERUNS T9TH 23; HR/100 OUTS 5TH 6.59; HR/100 PA 5TH 4.43; HR/100 AB 5TH 5.25; WALKS T6TH 73; STRIKEOUTS 5TH 114; ISOLATED POWER 5TH .212; SECONDARY AVERAGE 3RD .397; TOTAL AVERAGE 8TH .810; BPA 7TH .527


1967 AL TRIPLES T10TH 6; HOMERUNS 7TH 24; HR/100 OUTS 8TH 6.30; HR/100 PA 7TH 4.17; HR/100 AB 8TH 4.84; WALKS 7TH 74; STRIKEOUTS 6TH 114; SLG 7TH .470; OBA 10TH .356; OPS 9TH .826; RUNS CREATED T9TH 86; RCAA T9TH 28; OWP 9TH .668; RUNS CREATED/GAME 9TH 6.09; EXTRA BASE HITS T8TH 51; ISOLATED POWER 7TH .212; SECONDARY AVERAGE 7TH .365; TOTAL AVERAGE 8TH .825; BPA 6TH .534


1968 AL TRIPLES 6TH 8; HOMERUNS T8TH 22; HR/100 OUTS 6TH 5.80; HR/100 PA 5TH 4.18; HR/100 AB 5TH 4.69; STRIKEOUTS 10TH 98; SLG 6TH .456; OPS 9TH .780; ISOLATED POWER 4TH .209; SECONDARY AVERAGE 7TH .324; GIDP T6TH 16


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Bob Allison's Story (284 words)
Bob Allison learned to play baseball in the cow pastures of a small town outside of Kansas City, Missouri.
In 1958, Bob signed with the Washington Senators, and in 1959, his first full year with the team, he was named American League Rookie of the Year.
Bob continued to battle this rare degenerative neurological disease for eight years, eventually losing his ability to walk, talk, write, and feed himself.
HuskersHQ Bloggers: Bob Hamar (970 words)
There has been a lot of talk from Husker fans who were unhappy with the play of their team Saturday in a 20-17 victory at Wake Forest.
No, they weren't perfect and were lucky Wake Forest's No. 1 QB was out with an injury, but it was still a big win for Bill Callahan and his team.
Bob Hamar is the assistant sports editor at the Grand Island Independent.
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