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hose
01-27-2007, 09:10 AM
Great clip of Allen's at bat during All-Star game with Curt Goudie Tony Kuebeck and Joe Gargiaola.

ENJOY!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90o9NOlQUj8

IndianWhiteSox
01-27-2007, 09:22 AM
Classic!:cool:

Dick Allen for the hall!

WhiteSox5187
01-27-2007, 12:27 PM
Boy could that guy hit. And a 40 oz. bat? Unbelievable.

Lip Man 1
01-27-2007, 01:14 PM
Other great White Sox All Star Memories (audio only):

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=14&id=2258

Lip

IndianWhiteSox
01-27-2007, 02:13 PM
Man if Dick Allen just used a 32 ounce bat like Tony Gwynn then he would have hit 500HRS which would have definitely put him in the Hall of Fame.

esbrechtel
01-27-2007, 02:30 PM
I wish I could have seen him play....I love how he is described in Sox and the City

WhiteSox5187
01-27-2007, 02:48 PM
I wish I could have seen him play....I love how he is described in Sox and the City
"We had Superfly at first base."

DocWolf
01-27-2007, 04:34 PM
all around player I have seen play in a Sox uniform...and my all time favorite!

Dick Allen
01-27-2007, 04:40 PM
Boy could that guy hit. And a 40 oz. bat? Unbelievable.Actually, it was a 42-oz. bat.

DumpJerry
01-27-2007, 04:41 PM
Actually, it was a 42-oz. bat.
I guess you would know.

PalehosePlanet
01-27-2007, 04:41 PM
He would be a 15-20 million a year player today. No question. He was my first favorite player and the first batting stance that I emulated.

Ahhhh...good times.

If you google "Dick Allen hall fo fame" your first match will be a cool web site dedicted just to him.

Dick Allen
01-27-2007, 04:44 PM
I guess you would know.:D: Actually, he was signing autographs at the National Sports Collectors' convention in Rosemont 2 summers ago. I admit I couldn't remember what size bat he used, so I asked him. Straight from the horse's mouth.

Nellie_Fox
01-28-2007, 01:06 AM
Actually, it was a 42-oz. bat.The enormity of that war club is obvious in the video. His hand and wrist strength had to be unbelievable to swing that thing as hard as he did. I remembered Allen as having a more closed stance than is in this video, but I suppose everybody tinkers with their stance from time to time.

If you see any movies of Babe Ruth, he also had a very heavy (hickory) bat and had the same looping hitch in his swing as Allen did, just from the other side of the plate.

hose
01-28-2007, 08:29 AM
Could you imagine if Dick Allen played now. :o:

Weight training was a no no back in his era. Allen was built like a middle linebacker to begin with.

WhiteSox5187
01-28-2007, 11:30 AM
The enormity of that war club is obvious in the video. His hand and wrist strength had to be unbelievable to swing that thing as hard as he did. I remembered Allen as having a more closed stance than is in this video, but I suppose everybody tinkers with their stance from time to time.

If you see any movies of Babe Ruth, he also had a very heavy (hickory) bat and had the same looping hitch in his swing as Allen did, just from the other side of the plate.
Back in Ruth's day though, EVERYONE swung a heavy bat. I think Ruth's (or maybe it Joe Jackson's) bat was like 56 oz.

IndianWhiteSox
01-28-2007, 11:34 AM
Back in Ruth's day though, EVERYONE swung a heavy bat. I think Ruth's (or maybe it Joe Jackson's) bat was like 56 oz.


56 OUNCES!? :o:

hose
01-28-2007, 12:52 PM
Back in Ruth's day though, EVERYONE swung a heavy bat. I think Ruth's (or maybe it Joe Jackson's) bat was like 56 oz.

Black Betsy was the name of Shoeless Joe's bat. Black Betsy was thirty-six inches long and weighed about forty-eight ounces.

WhiteSox5187
01-28-2007, 01:59 PM
56 OUNCES!? :o:
Yea, I have it in some book. I think its SI's Baseball Book, lemme double check.

Nellie_Fox
01-29-2007, 12:47 AM
I just saw the traveling HOF exhibit in St. Paul. The Babe Ruth bat they had on display was labeled as weighing 39 ounces. I'm sure he, like many players, used different weights at different time in his career and different parts of the season. I remember reading that Allen would start the season with the 42 ounce bat, but as the season wore on and he wore down, he'd "drop down" to a 39.

hose
01-29-2007, 06:26 AM
I remember an All-Star game where they had Johnny Bench and a couple other sluggers holding Babe's bat. They were all flat out amazed that Ruth could swing the tree trunk posing as a bat.

PKalltheway
01-30-2007, 06:15 PM
Actually, it was a 42-oz. bat.
42 ounces, that's insane! To think he could still swing that hard too!:o:

champagne030
01-30-2007, 07:41 PM
42 ounces, that's insane! To think he could still swing that hard too!:o:

Julio Franco still uses a 38 oz bat with that crazy stance and he's 48 (or so they say).