Neil Patrick Allen was born on January 24, 1958, in Kansas City, Kansas. He attended Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City and was drafted in 1976 by the New York Mets straight out of high school. Allen, however, did not make his first Major League appearance until 1979. Allen pitched for the Mets from 1979 to 1983. He was then traded to the St. Louis Cardinals where he played for the next two years. In 1985 Allen spent a year with the New York Yankees and was then traded to the Chicago White Sox for the 1986-1987 season. Allen eventually returned to the New York Yankees, but ended his career with the Cleveland Indians in 1989.
After retirement Allen began work as a pitching coach. Allen has worked as a pitching coach for a Triple A team of the Tampa Bay Rays, known as the Durham Bulls, since 2007.
Entry: Allen, Neil
Author: Kansas Historical Society
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Date Created: May 2012
Date Modified: July 2016
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