Todd Allen (baseball)
|Third baseman / Manager|
Born: January 14, 1885|
Died: January 1, 1971 (aged 85)|
|1908, for the Indianapolis ABCs|
|1919, for the New York Lincoln Giants|
Allen was born in Wheatland, Indiana, in 1885. By 1908, at the age of 23, he was playing third base for the Indianapolis ABCs. He played most of his seasons for the ABCs, including a winter season with a mostly ABCs team that played for the Royal Poinciana Hotel in West Palm Beach, Florida.
After baseball, his World War II draft card shows he was working for Hook Drug Company at the corner of California and Market Street, and living in Indianapolis, Indiana. It also lists his closest relative, likely his wife, as Jessie Allen.
- "A.B.C.'s Trim Gunthers" Indianapolis Freeman, Indianapolis, IN, Saturday, July 17, 1915, Page 4, Column 4
- "United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X5ND-VNR : accessed 23 Jan 2013), Herbert Todd Allen, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publications M1939, M1936, and M1937; FHL microfilm 2240603