Bob Allen (shortstop)

Robert Gilman Allen (July 10, 1867 – May 14, 1943) was an American shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies, the Boston Beaneaters and the Cincinnati Reds, as well as a manager for two brief stints with the Phillies and Reds. He was born in Marion, Ohio, and as a youth, played baseball with future president Warren G. Harding. Allen made his NL debut in 1890 with the Phillies, and in his day was considered a power hitter, hitting a career high eight home runs in 1893. When Allen's contract was up, he took a three-year hiatus from baseball, but he later joined the Beaneaters. His playing time diminished and he walked away from baseball again after the 1897 season. In 1900, he was hired as manager of the Reds, occasionally inserting himself into the game as a shortstop. He finished 62–77 and in seventh place. He was fired after one season at the helm.

He died in Little Rock, Arkansas at age 75.

Bob Allen
Bob Allen in 1889
Born: July 10, 1867
Marion, Ohio
Died: May 14, 1943 (aged 75)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1890, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
June 1, 1900, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average.241
Home runs14
Runs batted in306

See also


Marion, Ohio

Marion is a city in and the county seat of Marion County, Ohio, United States. The municipality is located in north-central Ohio, approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of Columbus.

The population was 36,837 at the 2010 census, and is estimated to be 36,000 in 2018. According to the US Census 2017 estimate Ohio's Columbus–Marion–Chillicothe Combined Statistical Area has 2,481,525 people. Marion is the county's largest city and the center of the Marion Micropolitan Statistical Area (as defined by the United States Census Bureau in 2003). President Warren G. Harding, a former owner of the Marion Star, was a resident of Marion for much of his adult life.The city and its development were closely related to industrialist Edward Huber and his extensive business interests. The city is home to several historic properties, some listed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Marion County, Ohio.

Marion currently styles itself as America's Workforce Development Capital™ given growing public private educational partnerships and the multitude and coordination of educational venues, from four and two year college programs to vocational and technical training and skill certification programs.The mayor of Marion is Scott Schertzer.


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