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Newt Allen

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Newton Henry Allen

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Biographical Information[edit]

Allen at the 1924 Negro League World Series

Newt Allen played second base in the Negro Leagues for many years, mostly with the Kansas City Monarchs. He assumed temporary managerial duties in May 1941 when Andy Cooper fell ill, and managed the remainder of the season following Cooper's death in June. Despite having won a pennant, he resigned as manager shortly before the 1942 pre-season began, leaving Monarchs business manager Dizzy Dismukes to replace him, but remained with the team, mostly playing third base by then. He retired as a player after the 1944 season, later coaching one season for the Indianapolis Clowns.

At least one source lists Newt Allen as a left-handed batter,[1] while several sources list him as a right-handed batter.[2] [3] [4] According to one source, "controversy remains" as to whether Newt Allen switch-hit.[5]

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1941 Kansas City Monarchs Negro American League 34-13 1st Kansas City Monarchs League Champs


  1. Sports Reference LLC,, Negro Leagues @, "Newt Allen", (accessed Jan. 3, 2014).
  2. Negro Leagues Baseball eMuseum, Personal Profile, "Newt Allen", (accessed Jan. 3, 2014).
  3., Negro Leagues Database, "Newt Allen", (accessed Jan. 3, 2014).
  4. Wikipedia, "Newt Allen", (accessed Jan. 3, 2014).
  5. Negro Leagues Baseball eMuseum, Personal Profile, "Newt Allen", (final paragraph of profile), (accessed Jan. 3, 2014).

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