PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Golden Era Committee of the Baseball Hall of Fame met on Monday and the group elected no one to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Phillies’ great Dick Allen was once again shut out of the Hall of Fame.
Allen gained 11 out of 16 votes for induction into the hall. Those 11 votes were just one shy of the number needed to get in.
The Golden Era Committee convenes to consider players who had career prominence from 1947-1972. Allen played for the Phillies from 1963-69 and again from 1975-76.
The committee included current Phillies’ interim President Pat Gillick and Hall of Fame pitcher and Allen’s former teammate, Jim Bunning.
Allen, 72, will not get another chance at the Hall of Fame for another three years as these type of committees rotate.
The 1964 NL Rookie of the Year played nine of his 15 MLB seasons with the Phillies. He won the American League MVP Award in 1972 while a member of the White Sox.
Allen hit .292 over his career with 351 home runs and 1,119 RBI.
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