Dick Allen on Hall of Fame Committee Ballot | Baseball
There is a crowd of baseball greats on the 10 person ballot which will be considered by the Golden Days Era committee which was recently announced by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for election in the class of 2022. This committee will meet on December 5 at the Winter Baseball Meetings in Orlando, Florida.
Former Phillies star Dick Allen is on the ballot. Allen joins Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Roger Maris, Minnie MiÃ±oso, Danny Murtaugh, Tony Olivia, Billy Pierce and Maury Wills.
Any candidate who obtains votes on 75 percent of the ballots cast by the committee will be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and will be inducted into Cooperstown on July 24, 2022, along with all elected officials from the Baseball Writers’ Association of 2022. America, to be announced on January 25, 2022.
Allen, who died on December 7, 2020, played nine seasons (1963-77) in the majors with the Phillies. In 1964, he won the title of Rookie of the Year in the National League. During his years with the Phillies, he hit 0.290 with 204 doubles, 204 homers, 655 RBIs, 0.371 base percentage and 0.530 slugging percentage, 9.902 OPS in 1,070 games.
Allen’s stroke percentage is the second-best in Phillies history, behind only Hall of Famer Chuck Klein (0.553), and he ranks 10th in homers. Allen led the league in OPS four times during his career, including twice with the Phillies in 1966 (1.027) and 1967 (0.970).
Allen was a pioneer. He was one of the first African Americans to play for the Phillies during the Civil Rights Movement.
Allen was one of the greatest punches of his time. He had the fifth most homerun (319) among all major league players in an 11-year span (1964-74) behind the Hall of Fame: Hank Aaron (391), Harmon Killebrew (336), Willie Stargell (335) and Willie McCovey (327). Moreover, his combined OPS of .940 was second best, behind Aaron (941). Finally, in those 11 years, his cumulative WAR of 58.3 was tied for sixth among all players, including 37 Hall of Fame members to play during that time.
Allen has led the American League in the homers twice, including the 1972 season where he was named MVP after reaching 0.308 with 37 home runs, 113 RBIs, 99 goals, a 420 base percentage and a OPS of 1.023. His only playoff appearance came in 1976 when he made three starts for the Phillies in the National League Championship Series.
Allen, a seven-time star (1965-67; ââ1970; 1972-74), played almost every position on the field during his career, but was widely known as a first and third baseman. He played with the Phillies (1963-69; 1975-76), St. Louis Cardinals (1970), Chicago White Sox (1972-74) and Oakland A’s (1977).
Allen is one of the Phillies’ greatest players. He joins the Hall of Fame Richie Ashburn (1), Jim Bunning (14), Mike Schmidt (20), Steve Carlton (32), Roy Halladay (34) and Robin Roberts (36) as the only Phillies in history of the team to have their numbers retired. Allen’s # 15 was retired in September 2020.
In 1994, Allen was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame. In 2018, he was inducted into the âHall of Gameâ of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
The results of the Golden Days Era committee vote will be announced live on MLB Network‘s “MLB Tonight” at 6:00 pm on Sunday, December 5th.