Allen, a T-quarterback from Purdue, had his best major league season his rookie year,
with career highs in homers (12), RBI (64), and BA (.269). After that, his bat faded,
and he was mostly a part-time defensive specialist. In five seasons with the Twins,
he hit .318 as a visitor in Washington, but batted just .193 in 1967 after his trade
to the Senators.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 13, 1964: 2B Bernie Allen of the Twins is hurt in a collision with Don Zimmer. He will be out until August 4th.
»December 2, 1971:
The Yanks send P Stan Bahnsen to the White Sox for INF Rich McKinney. Bahnsen will win 21 games for the White Sox in 1972, while McKinney will fail to win the 3B job in NY. The Yanks also get Bernie Allen from Texas in a trade for lefties Terry Ley and Gary Jones.
»May 23, 1988:
Danny Tartabull, who hit an IPHR against Bert Blyleven last October, does it again in the Metrodome. The Twins hang on for a 7–5 win over KC. Bert also served up a pair of IPHR to Bernie Allen in the dome in 1972, his only other IPHRs at Minnesota.