Gary Allenson spent parts of seven seasons in the Major Leagues in the 1980s, mostly as a backup catcher, despite being a ninth-round draft pick. From 1979-84, he played for the Boston Red Sox, then went to the Toronto Blue Jays in 1985. He retired with a .221 lifetime average, 19 home runs and 131 RBI.
After his playing career ended, Allenson became a minor league manager. In 18 seasons across every level of Minor League Baseball, Allenson has a 1052-1127 record. This year, he led the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays-Double A) to a 68-72 record in the Eastern League.
My friend Bart took this photo at a Trenton Thunder game and managed to get an extra copy signed, so he passed it on to me.
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