Johnny Allen (baseball)
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Born: September 30, 1904|
Lenoir, North Carolina
Died: March 29, 1959 (aged 54)|
St. Petersburg, Florida
|April 19, 1932 for the New York Yankees|
Last MLB appearance
|September 26, 1944 for the New York Giants|
|Earned run average||3.75|
Career highlights and awards
John Thomas Allen (September 30, 1904 – March 29, 1959) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, Brooklyn Dodgers, and New York Giants.
Born in Lenoir, North Carolina, Allen spent part of his youth in the Baptist orphanage in Thomasville, North Carolina, and he attended Thomasville High School. Allen reached the Yankees in an unusual way. While working as a bellhop in a hotel, he was told to take some fans to the room of Yankee scout Paul Krichell. Allen told Krichell that he was a pitcher, and the scout arranged a tryout. Allen was an immediate success for the Yankees, debuting in
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Allen turned things around in Cleveland, going 20–10 with a 3.44 ERA in 1936 and following that up by winning his first fifteen decisions of
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- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
- Johnny Allen at Find a Grave