Historic Rally for Dick Allen

Dick Allen Jr.

Dick Allen Jr. spoke about his father’s major league career.

On July 25, a grassroots effort to rally support for Dick Allen’s election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame was held at Ashburn Field in Philadelphia.

A series of speakers — from the son of Phillies Hall of Famer Rich Ashburn to former Phillies broadcaster Chris Wheeler to Daily New columnist Stan Hochman — spoke eloquently about why they believe the former Phillies sluggers deserves to be enshrined in the Hall.

While his statistics were impressive, those who spoke tended to focus on Dick Allen’s integrity, compassion, and humility.

Here are some video clips from the day:

Rich Ashburn Jr.

Mark “Frog” Carfagno

Baseball Historian Bill Jenkinson

Producer/Director Mike Tollin

Richard Allen Jr.

Daily News Columnist Stan Hochman

Phillies PA Announcer Dan Baker

Read the Daily News StoryDick Allen Fans Come Together to Boost Hall of Fame Candidacy

Read the South Philly Review StoryAligning Allegiance for Dick Allen