- Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
- City: Pittsburgh
- Team: Alleghenys
- League: National League
Robert Gilman Allen (1867-1943) played for the Phillies from 1890-94, was out of the majors until he caught on with the Beaneaters for the 1897 season and closed his career with Cincinnati for 5 games in 1900 while also managing. His mediocre lifetime BA of .241 belied his value as he had a .334 OBP over his 607 ML games.
- Over his career, Allen worked 297 walks versus 221 strikeouts
- In 1893 he slugged 8 HRs, exceeded by only 10 NL players