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Robert Gray Allen

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 185 lb.

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Before the 1956 season started Bob Allen was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cleveland Indians. He was assigned to the Nebraska State League (Short Season) North Platte Indians. The left handed pitcher built a 7 win 5 loss record with a 4.11 ERA in his opening pro season.

Allen spent the next four seasons, 1957 through 1960, in the minors before getting his chance with the major league Cleveland Indians. He had amassed a 51-44 won-loss record with a 4.26 ERA during those years.

He spent 1961 through 1963 with the Indians, winning 5 games and losing 5 with a 4.64 ERA. During this stretch he spent some of the 1962 season with the Pacific Coast League Salt Lake City Bees, going 5-2, with a 3.31 ERA.

1964 and 1965 found him with the Pacific Coast League Portland Beavers where he went 11-10 with a 3.65 ERA for the two year stand. This was enough to get him back up to the majors, again with the Cleveland Indians, where he spent 1966 and 1967 winning only 2 games and losing 7, with a 3.60 ERA. This was his last show in the major leagues.

The next five seasons, 1968 through 1972 Allen spent in the (AAA) minor leagues. He was used as a spot starter and in short relief and finished out his last years in professional baseball with a fine 21 win and 6 loss record with a 4.02 ERA.

Allen spent 17 years in pro baseball. He won 88 and lost 62 minor league contests and won 7 games while losing 12 in the majors.

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The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Third Edition
SABR Minor League Database
baseball-reference.com

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