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DICK ALLEN, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A BASEBALL IMMORTAL:
An Illustrated Biography
William C. Kashatus, Foreword by Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia
Phillies’ Hall of Fame 3rd Baseman
• Intimate portrait of 1960s era Philadelphia Phillie Dick Allen’s
baseball career and personal life
• Based on talks with teammates, family, friends, and Allen himself,
and original art by Dick Perez
• A sabermetric analysis of Allen’s career numbers makes strong case for
inclusion in Coopertown
Baseball star Richie “Dick” Allen forced Philadelphians to address the racism that existed
in their city during the 1960s. While his candid opinions challenged the white baseball
establishment, Allen’s tape-measure home runs earned the admiration of younger fans and
fellowplayers, bothblack andwhite.The admiration, aswell as Allen’s reputation as “Baseball’s
Bad Boy,” continued after he leftPhiladelphia to play for the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles
Dodgers, and Chicago White Sox. Named the American League’s Most Valuable player in
1972, Allen was one of the game’s most misunderstood players. Based on interviews of
teammates, family, friends, and Allen himself, this richly illustrated biography with original
artwork byDick Perez explores the star’s personal life as well as his playing career. It is a story
about one of the finest baseball players of all time, and one who deserves to be enshrined in
the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
WilliamC. Kashatus
is author ofmore than a dozen baseball books, including
September
Swoon: Richie Allen, the 1964 Phillies andRacial Integration
, whichwon
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award for the “Most Important Baseball Book of 2004.”
Size: 6" × 9" • 204 color & b/w images • 304 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5284-3 • hard cover • $29.99
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