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Ronald Frederick Allen (born December 23, 1943 in Wampum, Pennsylvania) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball, and the brother of baseball All-Star Dick Allen and outfielder-infielder Hank Allen. He was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed.

Originally signed by the Philadelphia Phillies on June 13, 1964, Allen's major league career was very short as he played in just seven games in 1972 for the St. Louis Cardinals. He would make his major league debut on August 11, 1972, and his final appearance on August 21, 1972. In five games at first base, Allen handled 30 out of 31 chances successfully for a .968 fielding percentage.

Allen's best day as a major leaguer was on August 17, 1972 at San Diego Stadium, thanks in part to teammate Joe Torre. Torre was ejected from the game in the bottom of the 8th inning, and Allen came in as his replacement at first base. The next inning he would get his only major league hit, a home run against San Diego Padres right-hander Mike Corkins.

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Ron Allen starred at Wampum High School alongside his older brothers Harold and Dick Allen. Wampum captured the 1958 and 1960 state championship in basketball. Ron Allen scored 1,195 career points as a star forward and center for Wampum high school in Wampum Pennsylvania. Allen was named the section 20 MVP his senior year at Wampum an honor that was shared by all of his brothers Coy Craine Allen, Ceasar Craine, Harold Allen and Richard (Dick) Allen during their playing days under legendary coach Butler Hennon. Allen attended Youngstown State University on a basketball scholarship,scoring 1,001 career points,also ranks in the top 25 in career rebounds. He is a member of the YSU Hall of fame. Allen has also been inducted to the Reading Phillies Hall of fame.

  • As of October 2006, with 358 home runs among them, the Allen brothers ranked # 11 in MLB brother combination home runs (out of more than 350 combinations all-time).
  • Allen led the Carolina League with 100 RBI while playing for the Tidewater Tides in 1967.

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