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15. Dick Allen

It is next to impossible to discuss Dick Allen and his tenure with Philadelphia without mentioning the controversy that surrounded him.

It needs to mentioned that Allen was the first black star for the Phillies, and this was at a time when all of the other teams in MLB had integrated had African-American players of note.  Allen suffered through severe racism as the first black player for their minor league team in Little Rock and despite being an instant star with Philadelphia the racially charged city often targeted him.

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18. Dick Allen

If Dick Allen was playing today would he dominate Sports Radio and TMZ with his antics?  There is a good chance as when Dick (Formerly Richard) Allen played; he was as good as he was controversial.

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