Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
bmags

RIP Dick Allen

Recommended Posts

Just as it seemed he may have a real shot at the HOF. RIP to a great.

 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
  • Love 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A terrible loss, was an All Time White Sox great. I'm stricter than most when it comes to the HOF, but definitely more worthy than Harold Baines and most non BBWAA inductees. His OF dWAR really hurt him, but he is 8th all time in oWAR among 3rd baseman, the most underrepresented position in the BBHOF.

 

 

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/white-sox/ct-chicago-white-sox-dick-allen-died-20201207-zyhngctlgjdq5mzhuq37wnrpmq-story.html

https://deadspin.com/baseball-is-still-finding-ways-to-screw-over-dick-allen-1845825861

Edited by South Side Hit Men

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He was the coolest baseball player of all time. The only guy who looked cool wearing a helmet on defense. 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 2
  • Love 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I loved watching him walk to the plate with Nancy Faust playing "Jesus Christ Superstar" in the background. One of my favorites from that time. He left good memories for me.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dick Allen brought tremendous excitement and hope for Sox fans when we needed it the most. Fun to watch his home runs. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have followed WS baseball since the late 1950s.  Dick Allen was without a doubt...one of the best players of my time.

  • Love 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today I just learned Nancy invented the walk-up song via Dick Allen, which rules. 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, southsider2k5 said:

Sadly this probably gives him his best chance at getting in the HOF.

It's such a shame that this happens. Much like Jerry Krause, Dick Allen clearly deserves to be in the HOF WHILE ALIVE. Such a shame it will have taken them dying to be elected.

  • Like 1
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He did not like artificial turf.  "If a horse can't chew it, I don't want to play on it."

  • Like 3
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very sad, only 78. I first started watching White Sox baseball in the early 1970's and loved that team with Allen, Melton, May, Wood, etc. The A's were just a little better. I met him at the 2012 Ceremony honoring his 1972 season at the Stadium Club in 2012.

2020 has been extra tough on baseball players with all of the greats that have passed on....

  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Dick Allen/Richie Allen thing always confused me as a kid. I started watching baseball in the late 70s, and for the longest time I wasn’t sure if it was two different players they were referring to.

I wish they’d make the 72 uniforms the Sunday alternate this year in his honor. I’m tired of the ‘83 unis.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2
  • Love 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I read his biography a few yrs ago, my fav all time Sox player

When Dick came to bat, all eyes were on him

At least hes with his daughter who was murdered in LA a number of yrs ago

RIP Dick

 

 

  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought I read he had the highest OPS from 1964-1974 of any player during that time. Not many players you stop whatever you were doing  and watch his at bat ( for me is was Kingman& Canseco) but Allen was one of them for sure.

  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The baseball hero of my youth is gone. 

DA provided me with such thrilling memories. 

An absolute scandal this man has not been inducted.

Harry Caray adored him.  

R.I.P.

 

 

  • Love 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One thing I read today was that Bill Veeck tried to bring him back to play with the 1977 Southside Hit Men. But the offer wasn’t enough.

  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had arguably the best year any WS player has ever had. I was watching on TV the day he hit 2 inside the park homers in one game. He and

Wilbur Wood were the sports idols of my childhood. RIP.

  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Dick Allen said:

One thing I read today was that Bill Veeck tried to bring him back to play with the 1977 Southside Hit Men. But the offer wasn’t enough.

If so, that would have been an even more fun team to watch along with Garr, Lemon, Orta, Zisk, Soderholm, Jim Spencer and Lamar Johnson.  Oscar Gamble came along in early April and just added to a fun lineup.

  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Dick Allen said:

He was the coolest baseball player of all time. The only guy who looked cool wearing a helmet on defense. 

Used to routinely hit them over the CF wall except that one day at the Met when he hit two of them inside the park. Quite a talent and one of a kind. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, zisk said:

Had arguably the best year any WS player has ever had. I was watching on TV the day he hit 2 inside the park homers in one game. He and

Wilbur Wood were the sports idols of my childhood. RIP.

People might not believe Woody and Dick became the two highest paid players for the next season. 

Edited by pcq

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Third generation White Sox fan and Allen linked all 3 generations

Now...TLR connects all 3 generations

Sad day, unbelievable player and personality, wish he got to see himself make it to the HOF

  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×