Thursday, December 20, 2007

#15 - Dick Allen

Dick Allen is still talked about in Chicago. He only played for the White Sox from 1972 until 1974, but boy did he ever pack a wallop! The lowest he ever hit in his years with the Sox was .301. He hit 85 home runs in 3 years. One of those years, he only hit 16 home runs. That was impressive back then.

He was the AL MVP in 1972. He went to the All-Star game all 3 years that he was with the Sox. I think he is the rightful winner of this uniform number.

His competition includes Frank Thomas (he started out wearing #15, but I think he's a lock for #35), the multi-tenured Sandy Alomar Jr., Kirk McCaskill and Doug Drabek. Yeah, it's safe to say that Dick owns this number.

1 comment:

Bart McClaughry said...

Thanks, I had forgot about Mr.Allen.
Also I loved the 1973 topps Baseball Cards
On July 31, 1972, against the Minnesota Twins, Allen became the first player in baseball's "modern era" to hit two inside-the-park home runs in one game in an 8-1 victory. Both homers were hit off Bert Blyleven.

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