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Frank Erwin Allen

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Ham Allen played for the 1872 Middletown Mansfields.

Allen was a farmer when he enlisted in the army and served from 1862-63, getting a disability discharge. Source: SABR research on Civil War veterans.

The SABR Biographical Research Committee newsletter from 1984 states that a person or persons with the last name Allen were prominent in Middletown baseball in 1870-71, coming from the Marlboro team. It may be that they were the same one person, only with nicknames "Ham" and "Homer".

He is listed as the umpire for the game of October 21 1876 between the Hartford Dark Blues and the Boston Red Caps

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