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[post_page_title]Dick Allen[/post_page_title]
Year: 1964
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
After only 25 plate appearances in 1963, Dick Allen burst onto the scene in 1964 with 125 runs, 201 hits and 91 runs batted in in 1964. His WAR was 8.8, second only to Mike Trout and Shoeless Joe Jackson, two players who are also on this list. During his rookie season, the outfielder hit .318/.383/.458. The scout who convinced Philadelphia to sign Allen once said Allen was the only player he’s ever seen who hit the ball as hard as Babe Ruth.

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