For more great baseball stories like this one, 'like' us on Facebook -

Monday, April 25, 2022

Tracy Allen returned from surgery to pros, made Red Sox AA

Tracy Allen 1990 Winter Haven Red Sox card

Tracy Allen returned from rotator cuff surgery in 1991 and he started strong at high-A Winter Haven, his hometown Pensacola News Journal wrote.

Allen credited a new pitch, his changeup with helping him post a 2.17 ERA through 29 innings, The News Journal wrote.

"I've been relying on the fastball for the first five innings, I'll show them the slider, then I start using the change," Allen explained to The News Journal. "I've gotten some big outs with the changeup."

Allen got enough of those outs to move up to AA that year. He saw eight outings. He didn't make it higher.

Allen's career began in 1989, signed by the Red Sox as an undrafted free agent out of the University of West Florida.

At West Florida, Allen threw a five hitter in a February 1988 game against William Carey College, The News Journal wrote

"What a lift this is," Allen told The News Journal after that win. "I really wanted to beat these guys."

Allen started with the Red Sox in the rookie Gulf Coast League and at single-A Winter Haven. He went 3-2 overall, with a 3.89 ERA in 11 outings, seven starts.

He returned to Winter Haven and to the GCL for 1990. He went 0-5, with a 6.79 ERA over 25 outings, two starts.

For 1991, he started back at Winter haven, then won a promotion to AA New Britain. He saw 27 outings at Winter Haven and went 4-6, with a 3.88 ERA. He saw eight relief outings at New Britain. He gave up nine earned in eight innings. That season marked his last as a pro.

Tracy Allen 1990 Winter Haven Red Sox card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,899
Made the Majors:1,299-33.3%
Never Made Majors:2,600-66.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:528
10+ Seasons in the Minors:325

No comments:

Post a Comment