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Richie Allen

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Dick Allen began his professional career in 1963, he was accepted into the main part of the club "Philadelphia Phillies". Over a relatively short period of athlete he settled into the team and began to make tremendous progress.He carries the Philadelphia fans to euphoria and excitement, and his game has often been compared with the game such professionals as Chuck Klein and Jimmy Foxx.

Richie Allen aka Dick Allen, was born March 8, 1942 in Uampame, Pennsylvania. He is a former Major League Baseball player. In the 1960s and 1970s was a leading US baseball player.Especially showed their skill and professionalism, playing for clubs "Philadelphia Phillies" and "Chicago White Sox".

Dick Allen began his professional career in 1963, he was accepted into the main part of the club "Philadelphia Phillies". Over a relatively short period of athlete he settled into the team and began to make tremendous progress.He carries the Philadelphia fans to euphoria and excitement, and his game has often been compared with the game such professionals as Chuck Klein and Jimmy Foxx. Once per season, Dick received an award in the amount of 60 000 dollars, which was a good tool beginning of his professional career.

But despite the talents and achievements in baseball ,Some disliked Allen. And the reason for this was the color of the skin sportsman. Dick was African-American, and in those years, some people have not adequately responded to the fact that the black player appeared at their favorite club. Several times disgruntled fans picketed, in the hope that the management to get rid of unwanted players. But Dick Allenprobiralsya to fame no matter what difficulties and obstacles. He was inducted into the Major League Baseball on the same basis as the rest of the players.

At this time, Allen knew what steroids and proper nutrition. He quickly gained muscle mass and become one of the largest and strongest players on the team. In 1969, the athlete leaves the club "Philadelphia Phillies", and joins the team "St. Louis Cardinals ". In 1971, he moved to the "Los Angeles Dodgers", and a year later became a player baseball team "Chicago White Sox".In this club career, Dick began to gain momentum again, and again began to talk about him as one of the best American baseball players.

In 1975, the athlete returns to his home club "Philadelphia Phillies", but, having been there for years decides to leave the team.

The last command, where he played Dick Allen, became "Oakland Athletics".In 1977, Dick finished his professional career.

Dick Allen is very controversial and extraordinary man. One has only to take his name. For the moment the athlete `s name Richard Anthony Allen. But after the beginning of a successful career in the sport, he began to ask friends and relatives what would everyone called him Dick.

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