Lloyd Allen
Lloyd Allen - California Angels.jpg
Born: (1950-05-08) May 8, 1950 (age 72)
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

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

Early life

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

Baseball career

Allen was selected by the California Angels with its first round (12th overall pick) of the 1968 amateur draft.[4]

In 1969, Allen was the youngest player in the American League (AL).[5] In 1971, his 15 saves ranked seventh in the AL.[5][2] He was traded along with Jim Spencer from the Angels to the Texas Rangers for Mike Epstein, Rich Hand and Rick Stelmaszek on May 20, 1973.[6] Arm problems led to him retiring from baseball, in 1979.[3][7]

In seven MLB seasons, Allen had an 8-25 win–loss record, in 159 games, with 19 games started, 22 saves, 297+13 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 earned run average (ERA).[5]


  1. ^ Bob Wechsler (2008). Day by Day in Jewish Sports History. ISBN 9781602800137. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Lloyd Allen (May 8, 1950). "Lloyd Allen". jewishbaseballmuseum.com. Jewish Baseball Museum. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Williams, Tyler (April 3, 2013). "Hall of Fame: Lloyd Allen — Experiences learned from baseball translate to business". hanfordsentinel.com. Hanford Sentinel. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "Lloyd Allen Career highlights". jewishbaseballnews.com. Jewish Baseball News. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "Lloyd Allen Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  6. ^ "Angels Get Epstein, Hand In 5‐Man Deal With Rangers," United Press International (UPI), Sunday, May 20, 1973. Retrieved December 4, 2021
  7. ^ "Lloyd Allen Player Card". thebaseballcube.com. The Baseball Cube. Retrieved February 2, 2020.