Todd Allen (baseball)

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Todd Allen
Third baseman / Manager
Born: (1885-01-14)January 14, 1885
Wheatland, Indiana
Died: January 1, 1971(1971-01-01) (aged 85)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
1908, for the Indianapolis ABCs
Last appearance
1919, for the New York Lincoln Giants

Herbert Todd Allen (born January 14, 1885 – January 1971)[2] was a Negro Leagues third baseman[1] and manager for several years before the founding of the first Negro National League.

Allen was born in Wheatland, Indiana, in 1885.[2] 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 the ABCs, Allen played for a number of years for the French Lick Plutos and the Lincoln Giants. He appeared as late as 1925 for the Indianapolis ABCs.

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.[2]


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