|Third baseman / Manager|
|Born:January 14, 1885|
|Died: January 17, 1971 86) (aged|
|1908, for the Indianapolis ABCs|
|1925, for the Indianapolis ABCs|
Herbert Todd Allen (January 14,1885 –January 17,1971)was a Negro leagues third baseman and manager from 1908 to 1925,playing mostly with the Indianapolis ABCs.
Allen was born in Wheatland,Indiana,in 1885.By 1908,at the age of 23,he was playing third base for the Indianapolis ABCs. He played most of his seasons for the ABCs,including a winter season with a mostly ABCs team that played for the Royal Poinciana Hotel in West Palm Beach,Florida.
After the ABCs,Allen played for a number of years for the French Lick Plutos and the Lincoln Giants. He appeared as late as 1925 for the Indianapolis ABCs.
After baseball,his World War II draft card shows he was working for Hook Drug Company at the corner of California and Market Street,and living in Indianapolis,Indiana. It also lists his closest relative,likely his wife,as Jessie Allen.
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