Bob Allen (shortstop)
Bob Allen in 1889
Born: July 10, 1867|
Died: May 14, 1943 (aged 75)|
Little Rock, Arkansas
|April 19, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the Philadelphia Phillies|
Last MLB appearance
|June 1, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Runs batted in||306|
Robert Gilman Allen (July 10, 1867 – May 14, 1943) was an American shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies, the Boston Beaneaters and the Cincinnati Reds, as well as a manager for two brief stints with the Phillies and Reds. He was born in Marion, Ohio, and as a youth, played baseball with future president Warren G. Harding. Allen made his NL debut in
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- REDIRECT Template:Baseball year. When Allen's contract was up, he took a three-year hiatus from baseball, but he later joined the Beaneaters. His playing time diminished and he walked away from baseball again after the 1897 season. In
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