Dick Allen Photo Galleries
Into the Bleachers
August 23rd, 1972. This home run landed beyond the 455 foot marker. That is Harry Caray broadcasting from the center field bleachers trying to catch the ball with his fish net.
More Enthusiasm than Experience
The 1972 White Sox became tighter than pantyhose two sizes too small...
1972 AL MVP
In 1972 Allen almost single-handedly won the AL West. He led the league in home runs (37) (setting a team record), RBIs (113), walks (99), on-base percentage (.422), slugging average (.603), and OPS (1.023).
Willie Stargell: “Now I know why they boo Richie all the time. When he hits a home run, there's no souvenir.”
Almost Triple Crown
As late as September 8, 1972, Dick Allen was leading the AL in homers, RBI, and batting average.
Home at First Base
After spending the first eight seasons of his big league career wandering from position to position, Dick Allen moved to first base for good in the 1972 season
Fourth of July
Believe it or not... the Phillies played a game at Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium on July 4th, 1976
Charlie Finley encouraged A's players to wear nicknames on the jerseys. I chose to honor my hometown and high school graduation year.
1990 Dream Week
Special thanks to one of our readers and big Phillies fan Jim Bowen for sharing this great picture. That is Del Ennis next to me in the background.
2009 NLDS Ceremonial 1st pitch
I was honored to be asked to throw out the first pitch of the 2009 playoffs
Allen Family in Chicago
With my Son, Grandson, and Brothers Hank & Ronn at the 1972 White Sox reunion in Chicago.
Bill Melton and Goose
June 2012: Having some fun with Bill Melton & Rich Gossage and the "characters" that race at each Sox home game
2013 Phillies Alumni Weekend
Gary Matthews (34) shakes hands with Jim Bunning. From right to left: Dick Allen, Bob Boone, Mike Lieberthal, Greg Luzinski, Tony Taylor and Curt Schilling.
First trip to Dodger Stadium dressed in Dodger blue was a pre-season marketing photo-shoot. Note the dead / brown grass... that would never happen during the season.
Spring Training 1971: Showing off my new BLUE baseball glove to Mets Rob Swoboda & Ed Kranepool
1971 LA Dodgers HR
Rounding the bases after a home run off Nelson Briles and the Pirates in Pittsburgh in July. Danny Ozark was the third base coach for the Dodgers in 1971.
Wampum High School Basketball
With coach Hennon. Wampum won the Pennsylvania State Championship in 1958 and 1960.
1963 Arkansas Travelers
Dick spent the 1963 season as a member of the AAA Arkansas Travelers, becoming the first African American to play professional baseball in Little Rock.
With Manager Gene Mauch, The first official home run was hit by Dick Allen on April 12, 1965.
1964 National League Rookie of the Year
Dick Allen's first season in the majors, ranks among the greatest rookie seasons ever. He led the league in runs (125), triples (13), extra base hits (80) and total bases (352); he finished in the top five in batting average (.318), slugging average (.557), hits (201), and doubles (38); and won Rookie of the Year.
First game as a Cardinal
First game as a Cardinal. At Montreal's Jerry Park on April 8th, 1970. Dick Allen collected three hits and drove in three runs. He also smacked the first HR of the season in the eighth inning off of Expos starter Bill Stoneman. The Cardinals won the game 7-2 with Bob Gibson collecting the win after throwing eight innings.