Controversial Richie Allen, left, stands at the front of his team’s dugout here tonight with the Phillies new acting manager George Myatt before the Reds damped Myatt’s debut as they bombed the Phils 12-5. UPI TELEPHOTO
First baseman Dick Allen of the Philadelphia Phillies stands in the on deck circle preparing for his next at bat during a mid circa 1960’s Major League Baseball game at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Allen played for the Phillies from 1963-69.
CLOSE DECISION FOR THE UMPIRE - If you were the umpire, would you call the runner safe or out? Here’s Rich Allen of the Philadelphia Phils sliding for the plate — and catcher Dick Bartell (6) of Chicago Cubs almost has the ball. Ball and runner appear about equidistant to the plat, bottom, where next batter Clay Dalrymple (11) adjust to signal Allen hit the dirt. Umpire ruled Allen out.
ALLEN’S OOPS - Third baseman RIchie Allen of the Philadelphia Phillies braces for a sharp grounder by Rico Cary of the Milwaukee Braves in the ninth inning (top left). Allen grabs for the baseball (top right). He searches his glove as the ball has already bounced through his legs (bottom left). ALlen waves his arms in disgust as the ball rolls into left field. Mike De La Hoz of the Braves passes him on the way to score on the error (bottom right). Allen had an earlier error, too. The Phillies won 13-10 at County Stadium in ten ininings.