Dick Allen

Position
First Baseman
Years
1963-1977
Hall Rating
115
Hall of Stats
Inductee
Hall of Merit
Inductee
Dick Allen Photo
Peak
56%
Longevity
44%

Until Mark McGwire hit the Hall of Fame ballot in 2007, no eligible non-Hall of Famer had more WAR batting runs than Dick Allen’s 434.1. The only reason Allen is not in the Hall of Fame is because many within the game didn’t care for his personality. But Allen wasn’t universally disliked. In fact, he’s an incredibly polarizing figure. Some couldn’t relate to him, but others found him to be a wonderful teammate. Who should we believe? It’s hard to tell. Rather than judging Allen, we can go by the numbers. And the numbers show that Dick Allen was an extremely gifted hitter—one of the best ever—and is very deserving of a place in the Hall of Fame. Allen reached 7.5 WAR in a season three times. The only eligible non-Hall of Famer to do it more often is Barry Bonds. People don’t just play as well as Dick Allen did and not get into the Hall of Fame.

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Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
58.7 33.0 58.8 36.0
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos
434 16 -12 -110 -42
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1963 PHI -0.1 0.0
1964 PHI 6.2 8.8
1965 PHI 3.8 6.4
1966 PHI 5.4 7.5
1967 PHI 3.5 5.3
1968 PHI 1.4 3.5
1969 PHI 1.9 3.7
1970 STL 0.5 2.3
1971 LAD 3.2 5.5
1972 CHW 6.2 8.6
1973 CHW 1.9 2.9
1974 CHW 2.0 3.8
1975 PHI -2.0 -0.5
1976 PHI -0.4 0.7
1977 OAK -0.5 0.2
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