Gene Mauch: “I’d take him in a minute.”

allen and mauchHere is a quote about Dick Allen from Phillies manager Gene Mauch from a story written by Craig R. Wright. It says a lot about Dick’s reputation among his peers.

“I’ve never been in contact with a greater talent. He was held in absolute awe by every player in the league. He had tremendous power. He had a great feel for the game and he was one of the finest baserunners – which is different from base stealing – that I ever saw.

If I was managing today and Dick Allen was in his prime, I’d take him in a minute.”

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