Allen Russell

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Allen E. Russell
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Pitcher
Born: (1893-07-31)July 31, 1893
Baltimore, Maryland
Died: October 20, 1972(1972-10-20) (aged 79)
Baltimore, Maryland
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1915 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 19, 1925 for the Washington Senators
Career statistics
Win-loss record 71-76 (.483)
Earned run average 3.52
Strikeouts 603
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Allen E. "Rubberarm" Russell (July 31, 1893 – October 20, 1972) was a professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of 11 seasons (1915–1925) with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators. For his career, he compiled a 71–76 record in 345 appearances, with a 3.52 earned run average and 603 strikeouts. Russell played on the 1924 World Series champion Senators, making one appearance in the World Series, giving up one run over three innings of work.

He was a spitball pitcher who was allowed to throw the pitch after it was banned following the 1920 season. He was one of 17 pitchers exempt from the rule change.

He was born and later died in Baltimore, Maryland, at the age of 79. His brother Lefty Russell also played Major League Baseball.

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