Gary Allenson

1981 Topps

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 

1985 Topps

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