Bernie Allen 1965 Minnesota Twins Autographed Signed OML Baeball COA
~~THIS ONE IS A BEAUTY!
Great looking single signed baseball by former Minnesota Twin...Bernie Allen.
Bernie began his career in 1962 with the Minnesota Twins. He played for the Twins 1962-66, Washington Senators 1967-71, New York Yankees 1972-73 and Montreal Expos 1973. Bernie played in 1139 career games and pounded out 815 hits (including 140 doubles, 21 triples and 73 HR's) in 3404 at bats for a .239 career batting average. Bernie was a member of the 1965 AL Champion Minnesota Twins. Bernie signed the sweet spot of this OML Allan H. Selig baseball with a blue ballpoint pen and he also inscribed underneath his name, "'65 TWiNS", to note his affiliation with the great team. He signed this OML Allan H. Selig baseball on June 16, 2007.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Bernard Keith "Bernie" Allen, born April 16, 1939, in East Liverpool, OH, U.S., was a Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins, Washington Senators, New York Yankees, and Montreal Expos. At 6' 0" and 185 lbs, Allen was a second-baseman for most of his career. During the last few years, he transitioned to third base.
Allen played his college ball at Purdue University, where he was also a quarterback on the football team. Earning All-America honors as a shortstop in 1961, he signed with the Twins and played 80 games for Class A Charlotte. Then he made the jump to the Majors.
Major League career
On Opening Day, April 10, 1962, Allen made his debut for the Minnesota Twins at second base. He was plugged into a position vacated by Billy Martin just a week earlier. Allen had one hit (a triple) in four at-bats on opening day to launch what would be his best season as a Major Leaguer. His first season saw Allen reach offensive totals he would not reach again. His rookie performance led to a selection to the 1962 Topps All-Star Rookie Roster.
Allen played five seasons for the Twins and was traded to the Washington Senators with pitcher Camilo Pascual for pitcher Ron Kline. After five seasons in Washington, the Senators moved to Texas and traded him to the New York Yankees.
Allen played for New York in 1972, backing up second and third base. He played 17 games for the Yankees in 1973 before being purchased by Montreal. The Expos released him two months later and Allen's Major League career was over.
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