Allan Lewis (baseball)

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Allan Lewis
Outfielder/Pinch runner
Born: (1941-12-12) December 12, 1941 (age 73)
Colón, Panama
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 11, 1967, for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1973, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .207
Hits 6
Stolen bases 44
Career highlights and awards

Allan Sydney Lewis (born December 12, 1941 in Colón, Panama) is a former professional baseball player. He was an outfielder and pinch runner over parts of 6 seasons (1967–1973) with the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics. Lewis was a member of the 1972 and 1973 World Series champion Athletics. For his career he batted .207 with 1 home run and 44 stolen bases in 156 games. Lewis is one of only seven players with more career game appearances than plate appearances.[1]

He was dubbed "The Panamanian Express" for his base-stealing ability and his country of origin, in contrast to the train run called the Panama Limited.

As a minor leaguer with the Leesburg Athletics in 1966, Lewis set a minor league single-season record with 116 steals, which stood until 1980, when Alan Wiggins stole 120.[2][3]


  1. ^ Spatz, Lyle (2007). TheSABR Baseball List & Record Book – Baseball’s Most Fascinating Records and Unusual Statistics. United States: Simon & Schuster. p. 496. ISBN 9781416532453. 
  2. ^ Murray, Vince (November 5, 1980). "Roadrunner League Registration Nov. 15". Ocala Star-Banner. p. 10B. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ Cooper, J. J. (June 11, 2012). "Reds’ Billy Hamilton Gives Minors First Record Chase In Decades". Archived from the original on September 2, 2015. 

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