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Dick Allen
Dick Allen


Richard Anthony "Dick" Allen (also sometimes known, especially in his earlier years, as Richie Allen, a nickname that he came to despise and attempt to disassociate himself from) (born March 8, 1942 in Wampum, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman/third baseman right-handed batter who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1963-69, 1975-76), St. Louis Cardinals (1970), Los Angeles Dodgers (1971), Chicago White Sox (1972-74) and Oakland Athletics (1977). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (418x663, 53 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Nick is short for Nicholas). ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... Wampum is a borough located in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... 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. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The St. ... Brooklyn Dodgers redirects here. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ...


Allen was an immensely talented slugger whose considerable skills were only rivalled by his childish antics and ability to infuriate everyone from teammates to managers to fans. The Phillies saw his potential immediately and signed him in 1960 for a large $60,000 bonus. His career got off to a turbulent start as he faced racial harassment while playing for the Phillies' minor league affiliate in Little Rock. He nevertheless led the league in total bases. His first full year in the majors in 1964 was a great one, as he led the league in runs (125), triples (13), extra base hits (80) and total bases (352); finished in the top five in batting average (.318), slugging percentage (.557), OPS (.939), hits (201), and doubles (38); and garnered Rookie of the Year honors. But it was not a perfect year. He also led the league in strikeouts, fielded horribly at third base with a league-leading 38 errors (though to be fair he had never played the position before), and was widely blamed by sportswriters for the Phillies' pennant swoon that year. In baseball, a slugger is a powerful batter with a high percentage of extra base hits, but may not have a high batting average. ... See also: 1959 in sports, other events of 1960, 1961 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Junior Johnson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rex White Indianapolis 500 - Jim Rathmann USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... There is also a Littlerock, California. ... In baseball statistics, total bases is the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i. ... 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... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... 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. ... In baseball, an extra base hit (EB, EBH or XBH) is a statistic credited to a batter for hitting a double, triple, or home run. ... In baseball statistics, total bases is the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, slugging percentage (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) is defined by the sum of on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... 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 Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... In baseball, an error is the act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or runner to reach one or more additional bases, on a play that would normally be completed successfully with ordinary effort. ...


Although Allen enjoyed several good years in Philadelphia, making All Star teams from 1965-67 and leading the league in slugging (.632), OPS (1.027) and extra bases (75) in 1966, he quickly wore out his welcome due to erratic behavior. He got in a fistfight with popular Phillie Frank Thomas in July 1965, gashed his throwing hand by pushing it through a headlight on August 24, 1967, and earned a 26-game suspension in June 1969 after being stopped by police for erratic driving and showing up late to a doubleheader; he also began drinking heavily. 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 baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) is defined by the sum of on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ... See also: 1965 in sports, 1967 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Graham Hill USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Australia 24 hours of Le... Frank Joseph Thomas (born June 11, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1951-58), Cincinnati Reds (1959), Chicago Cubs (1960-61), Milwaukee Braves (1961), New York Mets (1962-64), Philadelphia Phillies (1964-65), Houston Astros (1965), Montreal... 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... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... See also: 1966 in sports, 1968 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Mario Andretti wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 — A.J. Foyt USAC Racing — A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Champion — New Zealand 24... See also: 1968 in sports, other events of 1969, 1970 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: LeeRoy Yarborough won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Mario Andretti USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jackie...


Even Allen's name was a source of controversy: he had been known since his youth as "Dick" to family and friends, but for reasons which are somewhat obscure at this late date, the media referred to him upon his arrival in Philadelphia as "Richie," possibly a conflation with longtime Phillies star Richie Ashburn. After several years, he asked to be called "Dick," saying Richie was a little boy's name. r for the Philadelphia Phillies, and one of the most beloved sports figures in Philadelphia history. ...


The Phillies "boo bird" fans, known for being tough on hometown players even in the best of times, exacerbated Allen's problems; initially the abuse was verbal, with obscenities and racial epithets. Eventually Allen was greeted with showers of fruit, ice, refuse and flashlight batteries as he took the field. He began wearing a batting helmet while playing his defensive position, which gave rise to another nickname, "Crash Helmet", shortened to "Crash".


The Phillies finally had enough and sent him to the Cardinals before the 1970 season. Even this deal caused controversy, though not of Allen's making, as Curt Flood refused to report to the Phillies as part of the trade and sued baseball in an unsuccessful attempt to be deemed a free agent. See also: 1969 in sports, other events of 1970, 1971 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Pete Hamilton won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Isaac Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... Curt Flood (January 18, 1938–January 20, 1997) was an American baseball player. ... In North American sports, a free agent is a player whose contract with a team has run out and is now free to sign with another team. ...


Allen earned another All Star berth in St. Louis. Cardinals manager Red Schoendienst recalled that when he was asked before Allen's acquisition if he wanted Allen, he had said no, he'd heard Allen had a bad attitude and the team didn't need him. After the season, when Schoendienst was asked if Allen should be traded, he said no, Allen had helped the team and his attitude was not a problem. Nevertheless the Cardinals traded Allen to Los Angeles before the 1971 season.


After a relatively quiet year with the Dodgers, Allen was traded to the White Sox for Tommy John prior to the 1972 season. For various reasons, Allen's previous managers had shuffled him around on defense, playing him at first, third and outfield in no particular order, a practice which almost certainly weakened his defensive play and which may have contributed to his frequent injuries. Sox manager Chuck Tanner decided to play Allen exclusively at first base, which allowed him to concentrate on hitting. In 1973, Allen virtually lifted the entire team to a division title and led the league in home runs (37), RBI (113), walks (99), on base percentage (.422), slugging percentage (.603), and OPS (1.023), while winning a well-deserved MVP award. Despite making the All Star team in each of his three years with the team, he had once again out lived his welcome by 1974, when he walked out on September 14 after feuding with Ron Santo. The Sox sold him to the Atlanta Braves for only $5,000 despite the fact that he led the league in slugging (.563) and OPS (.938). Allen refused to report and retired. He birefly returned to the Phillies and Athletics, but he was not the same player. Finally, Allen left baseball in typical style, walking out on the A's when they considered making him a designated hitter. Thomas Edward John Jr. ... See also: 1971 in sports, 1973 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: A.J. Foyt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Mark Donohue USAC Racing - Joe Leonard won the season championship Formula One Championship - Brazil 24 hours of... 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. ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is used in baseball to track the performance of pitchers and batters. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... See also: 1973 in sports, 1975 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty IROC Championship - inaugural year won by Mark Donohue Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Bobby Unser Formula One Championship - Brazil... Ronald Edward Santo (born 25 February 1940 in Seattle, Washington) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... A designated hitter, or DH, is a baseball player who is chosen at the start of a game to bat in place of the pitcher. ...


After retirement, Allen had a string of bad fortune, with his uninsured house and horse stables burning down in 1979. He subsequently left his wife for a younger woman: she took him to court and got everything he had left, even the rights to his baseball pension. He has written an autobiography titled Crash, which Bill James has called "one of the best baseball books in recent years". 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... A pension (also known as superannuation) is a retirement plan intended to provide a person with a secure income for life. ... Autobiography (from the Greek auton, self, bios, life and graphein, write) is biography, the writing of a life story, from the viewpoint of the subject. ... This article is about Bill James, the baseball writer and father of sabermetrics. ...


External link

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis

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Dick Allen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1141 words)
Richard Anthony "Dick" Allen (also sometimes known, especially in his earlier years, as Richie Allen, a nickname that he came to despise and attempt to disassociate himself from) (born March 8, 1942 in Wampum, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman/third baseman right-handed batter who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1963-69, 1975-76), St.
Allen was an immensely talented slugger whose considerable skills were only rivalled by his childish antics and ability to infuriate everyone from teammates to managers to fans.
Even Allen's name was a source of controversy: he had been known since his youth as "Dick" to family and friends, but for reasons which are somewhat obscure at this late date, the media referred to him upon his arrival in Philadelphia as "Richie," possibly a conflation with longtime Phillies star Richie Ashburn.
Tim Allen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (399 words)
Tim Allen (born June 13, 1953) is an American comedian and actor.
He was born Timothy Allen Dick in Denver, Colorado to Gerald and Martha Dick.
On May 24, 1997, Allen was arrested for DUI in Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan.
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