Lloyd Allen

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Lloyd Allen
Pitcher
Born: (1950-05-08) May 8, 1950 (age 69)
Merced, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1969, for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
July 27, 1975, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record8–25
Earned run average4.69
Strikeouts194
Teams

Lloyd Cecil Allen (born May 8, 1950) is a former pitcher for the California Angels (1969-1973), Texas Rangers (1973-1974), and Chicago White Sox (1974-1975). He was the first player born in the 1950s to appear in a regular-season game.

Allen was born in Merced, California, and is Jewish,[1][2] he attended Selma High School in Selma, California, and Fresno City College.[3]

Allen was picked by the California Angels in the 1st round of the 1968 amateur draft, 12th overall.[4]

In 1969 he was the youngest player in the American League.[5] In 1971 his 15 saves were 7th in the American League.[6][7] Arm problems led to him retiring in 1979.[8][9]

In seven seasons he had an 8-25 win-loss record in 159 games, with 19 games started, 22 saves, 297⅓ innings pitched, 291 hits allowed, 183 runs allowed, 155 earned runs allowed, 19 home runs allowed, 196 walks, 194 strikeouts, 11 hit batsmen, 27 wild pitches, 18 intentional walks, and a 4.69 ERA.

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