Lee Allen

Lee Allen, the longtime historian at the Baseball Hall of Fame and himself a walking encyclopedia of baseball knowledge, had spent three decades compiling biographical data on players. David S. Neft and his team of twenty-one researchers took Allen’s accumulated research as the basis of their massive reference work that was published as the Macmillan Baseball Encyclopedia in 1969. (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY, COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.)