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RIP Dick Allen

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Should be in the HOF

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I thought he was in the HOF all this time. Huh.

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He likely would've been voted in yesterday but it as postponed because of COVID.

He'll get in now, but it's ridiculous they couldn't do it while he was alive.

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Another Great. RIP

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He was one of my favorites.

This is on a lobby wall in the Hilton Ballpark hotel (or was in Oct 2016).
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Good Allen quote on astroturf:

"“If a horse can’t eat it, I don’t want to play on it.”

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Reckoning with Dick Allen (1942–2020)
by Jay Jaffe
December 8, 2020
https://blogs.fangraphs.com/reckoning-w ... 1942-2020/

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FanGraphs Audio: Reflecting on Dick Allen
by Dylan Higgins
December 11, 2020
https://blogs.fangraphs.com/fangraphs-a ... ick-allen/
At the top of the show, Jay Jaffe is joined by Shakeia Taylor to remember the late Dick Allen. The veteran slugger passed away earlier this week, and his legacy is one worth revisiting. Jay and Shakeia discuss how the Hall of Fame has dropped the ball when it comes to appropriately recognizing players like Allen, as well as the racism he faced throughout his career, from fan vitriol and death threats to the media at times refusing to even call him by his name. [2:24]

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