Allenson caught for seven seasons in the big leagues, breaking in with the Boston Red Sox in 1979 and finishing with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1985. In 416 major-league games he hit .221 with 19 home runs. Mainly a backup backstop, Allenson appeared in a career-high 108 games in his rookie season after an injury to Boston’s starting catcher Carlton Fisk. He hit .203 that year and returned to a reserve role the following season. He remained with Boston until 1985 when he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as a free agent. He played in 14 games for Toronto that year and hit .118.
Following his playing career, Allenson served as a minor-league manager for over 20 years, winning over 1,000 games. He was also a coach for the Milwaukee Brewers from 2000-2002.
Gary Allenson – career stats