Thursday, April 19, 2012

1982 Topps Dick Allen - Rangers

Throwing everyone a curve ball today, using the 1982 design and a rare image from the spring of 1982 DA was a hitting instructor for the Texas Rangers


JFK19142 said...

If I'm not mistaken, GM Hawk Harrelson may have hired Allen to work with the "power" hitters and somebody else worked with the "slap' hitters. Allen's time in Texas was the basis of all of the Craig Wright "defense" work on Allen's behalf against the criminally inexcusable accusations thrown at Allen by Bill James in his "Historical Baseball Abstract". Interestingly enough, in his original version of the same book, James suggested he thought Allen was the most gifted baseball player he had ever seen

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