Phillies great Dick Allen has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Philadelphia Phillies great Richard “Dick” Allen has passed away. He was 78. 

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He passed away on Monday in Wampum, Pennsylvania. 

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“The Phillies are heartbroken over the passing today of our dear friend and co-worker, Dick Allen,” the team said in a statement on Twitter. “Dick will be remembered as not just one of the greatest and most popular players in our franchise’s history, but also as a courageous warrior who had to overcome far too many obstacles to reach the level he did. Dick’s iconic status will resonate for generations of baseball fans to come as one of the all-time greats to play America’s pastime.”

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Allen began his Major League Baseball career with the Phillies as a 21-year-old in 1963. His career ended as a 35-year-old in 1977 with the Oakland Athletes.

He was the 1972 American League MVP with the Chicago White Sox. He was also a seven-time All-Star in 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1973, and 1974.

His baseball career took him to five teams, including two stints with the Phillies. Besides playing near his hometown, he also played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, White Sox, and the Athletics.

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He was also the National League Rookie of the Year in 1964.

In September, his No. 15 jersey was retired by the Phillies. He’s also apart of the Phillies Wall of Fame.

In addition, Allen was a two-time American League home run leader in 1972 and 1974. He was also the American League RBI leader in 1972.

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“The White Sox send our condolences to the family and friends of seven-time All-Star and 1972 A.L. MVP, Dick Allen, who passed away today,” the team said in a statement on Twitter.

Allen has appeared in 1,749 games. He appeared in 1,070 games wit the Phillies.

In his career, he had a .292 batting average with 351 home runs and 1,119 RBIs in the aforementioned 1,749 games. He also had 320 doubles and 79 triples on 1,848 hits in 6,332 at-bats.

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It’s a mystery why Allen has not been nominated to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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