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James Bradley Allen
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 205 lb.
- School Arizona State University
- High School Davis High School
- Debut May 1, 1983
- Final Game September 4, 1983
- Born May 29, 1958 in Yakima, WA USA
 Biographical Information
Jamie Allen was a regular in his only season in the majors. With the 1983 Seattle Mariners, he was the third baseman in 86 games.
Jamie was born in Yakima, WA and attended high school there. Don Crow was born the same year in Yakima and attended the same high school. Crow went to college in the same state while Jamie went to Arizona State University, where he attended at the same time as another future major league third baseman, Hubie Brooks. Hubie was drafted in the first round of the 1978 draft while Jamie went in the second round of the 1979 draft. Crow was drafted in the third round of the same draft.
Jamie hit only .165 during his first season in the minors, but improved to .287 with Lynn in 1980. His 1981 season was limited to 21 games apparently due to an injury. In 1982 he came back to play a full season and hit .280 with Salt Lake City.
In 1983 he had 20 more games with Salt Lake City, hitting .338 and slugging .600. He made his major league debut on May 1, 1983, batting second in the lineup and hitting a double. Gaylord Perry pitched for the Mariners. Manny Castillo had been the Mariners' regular third baseman in 1982, and he also had 55 games at the hot corner in 1983, which was his last major league season. In 1984 Seattle went with the young Jim Presley at third, and he was to hold the position for several years. However, in 1984 Presley hit .227, about the same as Allen hit in 1983, .223, although Presley had more power than Jamie.
Dave Edler, who played some third base for the Mariners in 1980-83, was also from Yakima, although he was a year older than Allen and went to a different high school in town. 1983 was his last year in pro ball.
The Mariners released Castillo in early 1984, and he signed with Toronto, while Jamie spent 1984 with Salt Lake City, hitting .287 and slugging .392. The following year he stayed in the Mariners' organization, playing for Calgary. Although he showed more power, hitting 11 home runs in 90 games, it was his last minor league season.
Allen's son, Trever, followed him to Arizona State University, and is a redshirt sophomore in 2013.