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Autograph of the week: Gary Allenson

Gary Allenson signed photo from my collection
Gary Allenson signed photo from my collection

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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