Thread: Dick Allen
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:59 PM
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Dick Allen is the best player I ever saw play for the Sox. It was only a few years, and that is hard to match Thomas' long career, but every time he came to the plate there was a chance for magic.

He would wield that 40-ounce bat like it was the hammer of Thor and hit these line drives that never got more than 12 feet off the ground and carried over the fence like a frozen rope.

If anyone could hit the scoreboard or light fixtures and set off a series of explosions and short circuits like Roy Hobbs, it was Dick--don't call me Richie--Allen.
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