Dick Allen, fearsome hitter and 7-time All-Star, dies at 78
FILE - Former Philadelphia Phillies' Dick Allen waves to the crowd before a baseball game against the New York Mets in Philadelphia, in this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, file photo. Dick Allen, a fearsome hitter who was a seven-time All-Star, the 1964 NL Rookie of the Year and the 1972 AL MVP, has died. “My friends, these (negative) labels have kept Dick Allen out of the Hall of Fame,” Schmidt said. After seven years in Philadelphia, Allen played a season each with the Cardinals and Dodgers. To me, it was typical Dick Allen: I’ve had enough.