A photographic slide of Springfield College baseball team head coach, Archie P. Allen (left), with an unidentified player from the team. They are both on one knee with there left arm leaning on their left knee. They are in the outfield of a baseball field.
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Archie P. Allen (March 18, 1913 – November 1, 2006) coached baseball at Springfield College from 1948 to 1978. He is one of the best-known coaches in the college's history and was selected to the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame’s first class in 1972. Allen was the head coach for three of the four times that the school’s baseball team reached the College World Series. He coached the U.S. Pan American team, was president of the College Baseball Coaches Association, and was commissioner of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Allen also published four books on baseball strategy.