Bob Allen (American football/baseball)
October 13, 1894|
|Died: December 18, 1975
|August 20, 1919 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
Last MLB appearance
|September 6, 1919 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Date of birth:October 13, 1894|
|Place of birth: Muscoda, Wisconsin|
|Date of death: December 18, 1975(aged 81)|
|Place of death: Naperville, Illinois|
|College: University of Wisconsin–Madison|
|Debuted in 1922 for the Racine Legion|
|Last played in 1924 for the Racine Legion|
Career NFL statistics
Robert "Bob" Allen (born Alvah Charles Elliott; October 13, 1894 – December 18, 1975), also known as "Al Elliott", was a professional baseball and professional American football player. Allen's baseball career spanned one season in both Major League Baseball and minor league baseball. Allen played the center field position. Over his career, he played for the Class-A Hartford Senators in the minor leagues and the Philadelphia Athletics in the majors. Allen has a major league career batting average of .136 with three hits in 22 at-bats. He played a total of nine games in the majors. In the minors, he batted .271 in 63 games.
During his football career, Allen played the halfback position. He played with the Racine Legion in the National Football League from 1922 to 1924. He played at total of 28 games, starting in 23 of them. Allen scored a total of five touchdowns in his three-year career. Allen attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison for college.
Allen began to play professional baseball in 1919. He started his career with the minor league Class-A Hartford Senators of the Eastern League. With the Senators, Allen batted .271 with 61 hits, seven doubles, 11 triples and two home runs in 63 games played. On defense, Allen played all 63 of hit games in the outfield, committing two errors in 145 total chances.
Allen made his debut in Major League Baseball on August 20, 1919 as a member of the Philadelphia Athletics. He played six games with the Athletics that season, his lat coming on September 6. In nine games, Allen batted .136 with three runs, three hits, one double, three walks and seven strikeouts. Allen played six games in the outfield, committing one error in nine chances. Allen would not play professional baseball after the 1919 season.
Allen began his professional American football career in 1922. In the football circuit, Allen was known as "ACE Elliott", derived from his birth name Alvah Charles Elliott. Allen started his career with the National Football League franchise Racine Legion, who represented Racine, Wisconsin. In 1922, Allen played in 11 games (nine starts) and scored two rushing touchdowns. The next season, 1923, Allen scored two receiving touchdowns in 10 games, eight starts. During his final season, 1924, Allen scored one rushing touchdown and made one field goal.
Allen was born Alvah Charles Elliott on October 13, 1894 in Muscoda, Wisconsin. He died on December 18, 1975 in Naperville, Illinois at the age of 81. Allen was buried at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook, Illinois.
- General references
- "Bob Allen Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
- "Bob Allen Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
- "Al Elliott Pro Football Stats". Pro Football-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
- Inline citations
- "University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers (Madison, WI)". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 19 August 2010.