On this day in 1980, the Phillies take command of the World Series with a two run 9th-inning rally against the Kansas City Royals winning Game 5.
The game was scoreless until the fourth when Mike Schmidt hit a two-run bomb to right-center. The red-hot Amos Otis led the Royals back with another homer, and by the sixth, K.C. was in front 3–2. After the Phillies threw out a K.C. runner at the plate to ...Continue →19Share
Plaque hanging on the old Wampum High School building.
Dick’s brothers Coy, Hank, Caesar and Ron are all represented here remembering the Wampum High School Indians.
Editors note: The previous version of this post was incorrectly written with two errors:
1) The post failed to recognized Dick’s brother, CAESAR CRAINE.
2) The author ...Continue →20Share
On this day in 1970, Erine Banks took a pitch from Braves righty Pat Jarvis over the wall and into the Wrigley Field bleachers for the 500th home run of his Hall of Fame career. Rico Carty retrieved the ball after it bounced off a fan’s hand.
Future Hall of Famers would continue to have a big impact on the game — Billy Williams hit a home run off Hoyt Wilhelm in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and Ron Santo would drive in the ...Continue →12Share
One of our Twitter followers asked this: @DickAllen_15 What’s your favorite Willie Mays story that you can share on Twitter?
Tried to do it with 140 characters, but really couldn’t.
Willie Mays was a GREAT defensive outfielder. Probably the best ever. One day in San Francisco I convinced him to let me try out his glove. He agreed, laughing that “he would do just about anything to help me out there”.