Batting Third: (A Tim Allison Baseball Story)

Jim Allison
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His bases-loaded double against Sandy Koufax and a great backhand diving catch of a Jim Lefebvre fly ball were the main contributors to the Twins victory.

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This catch has been called the best catch in Twins history [ by whom? Allison's slide at the plate continued into the season and he played in only 70 games and hit. However, he returned in a big way in , hitting. In 13 seasons, Allison finished in the top ten in home runs eight times , —65, — Particularly memorable home run feats included combining with Harmon Killebrew to become the first pair to hit grand slams in the same inning on July 18, , [4] hitting home runs in three consecutive at-bats on May 17, , [5] and teaming with Killebrew, Tony Oliva , and Jimmie Hall to hit four consecutive home runs on May 2, During his baseball career, he worked during the off season in sales for Coca-Cola Bottling Midwest Co.

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Thirteen years after his retirement, Allison began noticing problems with his coordination during a old-timers game at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Running and even catching the ball became difficult.

Following two years of doctor visits to learn what was wrong, the diagnosis was finally made — Allison was suffering from a progressive sporadic ataxia known as Olivo-Ponto cerebellar atrophy. He continued to battle this rare degenerative neurological disease for eight years, eventually losing his ability to walk, talk, write, and feed himself.

Allison died of complications from ataxia on April 9, at the age of 60 in his Rio Verde, Arizona home. Following his death, the Minnesota Twins created the Bob Allison Award for the Twins player who exemplifies determination, hustle, tenacity, competitive spirit and leadership both on and off the field.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other people with the same name, see Robert Allison. We think ESPN analyst Dan Szymborski was the first to make the case, pointing out last week that Davis is on pace for an fWAR statistical season [Wins Above Replacement] that would rank him 81, out of 81, player-seasons since By a significant margin.

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He struck out three times Monday in an outing against the Red Sox Monday and then got sat for the past two games. It's pretty frightening to be on an "on-pace-for" the worst season of all-time by a large margin when you're nearing mid-June. Chris Davis's on-pace-for in fWAR would rank him out of player-seasons since How bad have things gotten? Co-owner Danny Coker, a die-hard Orioles fan, says he wanted to do something to reward his regulars that take in these bleak baseball games night after night.


Just to watch anything else. Though the promotion technically started Monday, Davis hasn't yet been in the starting lineup.


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