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Johnny Allen (baseball)

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Johnny Allen
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Pitcher
Born: September 30, 1904
Lenoir, North Carolina
Died: March 29, 1959(1959-03-29) (aged 54)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1932 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1944 for the New York Giants
Career statistics
Win–loss record 142–75
Earned run average 3.75
Strikeouts 1,070
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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.[1]

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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References

  1. ^ a b c John Weeks, "Johnny Allen", SABR (accessed 2015-05-28).

External links

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