39. Dick Allen
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: March 8, 1942 in Wampum, PA USA
  • Weight: 187 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 03, 1963
  • Final Game: June 19, 1977
  • Rookie of the Year - 1964
  • Most Valuable Player - 1972
  • TSN All-Star - 1972
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1972
  • TSN All-Star - 1974
 
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Dick Allen might be most commonly associated with the Philadelphia Phillies, but it is was with the Chicago White Sox where he played the best three consecutive seasons of his life.

Allen was traded from the Dodgers after the 1971 season, and the ChiSox were rewarded immediately as he won the 1972 American League MVP.  That season, he would finish first in Home Runs (37), Runs Batted In (113), Walks (99), On Base Percentage (.420), Slugging Percentage (.603), OPS (1.023), and he batted .308.  The First Baseman was an All-Star that year and would be again in 1973 and 1974.  In the latter season, he won his second Home Run Title (32) and would also finish first in Slugging (.563) and OPS (.938).

Chicago traded him to Atlanta (who later traded him back to Philadelphia), and Allen's play declined rapidly.  In the three seasons, he was with the White Sox, and he had 85 Home Runs with a Slash Line of .307/.398/.589.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base
  • Acquired: Traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Steve Huntz and Tommy John 11/2/71.
  • Departed: Traded to the Atlanta Braves for a Player to be Named Later (which would be Jim Essian) and Cash 1/3/74.
  • Games Played: 348
  • Notable Statistics: 213 Runs, 374 Hits, 71 Doubles, 9 Triples, 85 Home Runs, 242 Runs Batted In, 33 Stolen Bases, .307/.398/.589 Slash Line, 15.3 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    MVP (1972)

    All-Star (1972, 1973 & 1974)

    Highest bWAR for Position Players (1972)

    Highest Offensive bWAR (1972)

    Highest On Base Percentage (1972

    Highest Slugging Percentage (1972 & 1974)

    Highest OPS (1972 & 1974)

    Most Home Runs (1972 & 1974)

    Most Runs Batted In (1972)

    Most Walks (1972)

    Highest OPS+ (1972)

    Highest Power-Speed # (1972)

    Highest Win Probability Added (1972)
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