Dick Allen's 1972 season, in the context of baseball at the time, was one of the greatest seasons in the history of baseball, not just statistcally, but in terms of leading and carrying a successful team. With all the triple crown talk surrounding Cabrera this year, I was reminded that Dick Allen had a shot a the triple crown in 1972. He was leading eventual batting champion Rod Carew in average in early September but fell off as the White Sox continued to fall further behind the A's, also finishing behind Lou Piniela and percentage points ahead of teammate Carlos May.
But that ended up being his only full season with the White Sox. I don't think that ranks him anywhere near Frank Thomas or anywhere near the Hall of Fame.