Dick Allen Misses Baseball Hall of Fame by 1 Vote

The Golden Era committee passed on electing former Phillie Dick Allen, who won Rookie of the Year in 1964.

Philadephia Phillies infielder Richie Allen in a Vintage Portrait circa 1975.

Former Philadelphia Phillie Dick Allen missed making the Baseball Hall of Fame by one vote.

The 16-member Golden Era committee considered 10 candidates, none of whom achieved the 12-vote threshold needed for election to the HOF.

Allen played nine years with the Phillies over two separate stints. He hit .290 with 204 homers in his nine seasons here, winning NL Rookie of the Year in 1964. He also won AL MVP with the Chicago White Sox in 1972. He was an All-Star seven times, three with the Phillies.

A push has been made in recent years, primarily by Mark “Frog” Carfagno, to get Dick Allen into the Hall of Fame. Others are against enshrining Allen. Baseball researcher and writer Bill James wrote Allen “did more to keep his teams from winning than anyone else who ever played major league baseball.”