Brian Allard

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Brian Allard
Pitcher
Born: (1958-01-03) January 3, 1958 (age 56)
Spring Valley, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 8, 1979 for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
June 10, 1981 for the Seattle Mariners
Career statistics
Win–loss record 4–6
Earned run average 4.23
Strikeouts 44
Teams

Brian Marshall Allard (born January 3, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Texas Rangers (1979-1980) and Seattle Mariners (1981). His fastball was 90-95 mph. He also threw a curveball, slider, and changeup. He currently lives in Washington State.

Professional career[edit]

Texas Rangers[edit]

Allard was selected by Texas Rangers in fourth round, 84th overall, of 1976 Major League Baseball Draft.

He made his debut with the Rangers on August 8, 1979 against the Detroit Tigers at the age of 21. Allard went two innings, giving up two earned runs on two hits in that game.[1] He finished the '79 season going 1-3 in seven games, four for starts, with a 4.32 ERA.

In 1979 Allard went 0-1 for the Rangers with a 5.65 ERA in five games, two for starts.

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On December 12, 1980 Allard was traded by the Rangers along with Steve Finch, Rick Auerbach, Ken Clay, Jerry Don Gleaton and Richie Zisk to the Seattle Mariners for Larry Cox, Rick Honeycutt, Willie Horton, Mario Mendoza and Leon Roberts.[2]

In 1981 Allard started seven games for the Mariners, including a start against the Cleveland Indians' Len Barker. Barker had thrown a perfect game in his previous start. Allard out dueled Barker, combining with relief pitcher Shawn Rawley to pitch a three-hit game.

I was pumped, I knew it would be a tough battle. You just knew [Len Barker] would pitch well.

—Brian Allard, The Spokesman-Review: May 21, 1981.[3]

Allard went on to finish the '81 season with a 3-2 record with a 3.75 ERA in seven games, all for starts. This would be his last season at the Major League level.

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