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Allen, Vincent K. (1985)

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

Vinnie Allen

Allen, who died at age 28, twice was an All-Telegram league centerfield selection at Portland High, starred at the same position at Bridgton Academy and was All-Maine in college baseball at Colby. He captained baseball teams at each school. The long ball was his trademark, but it couldn't overshadow his consistency at the plate. He batted 352 as a high school sophomore, .428 as a junior and .476 in his senior year. One of Allen's biggest home runs came in the tenth inning against Westbrook High ace Harold (Ubbie) Craft.

The strong right arm, respected by base runners, also came in handy on the football field. In addition to being a slashing two way end, Alien did much of the passing and all of the kicking for Portland High.

Allen was baseball coach at Shead Memorial High, Eastport, before becoming teacher-coach at Gardiner High In September of 1942. He died February 3, 1943.

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