Dodgers Legendary Player Luke Allen Sadly Passed Away at 43
It’s with the deepest sadness we inform you that Dodger player Luke Allen passed away on April 26, 2022, at the age of 43. His cause of death was not announced and the circumstances regarding his death are unknown.
Luke Allenwhose full name was Lucas Gale Allen, was born August 4, 1978, in Covington, Georgia. As an outfielder, Luke played in Major League Baseball with the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The late player graduated from Newton High School, and in 1996 he was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent. Allen was assigned to the Great Falls Dodgers for the 1996 season.
Luke was promoted to the Double-A San Antonio Missions after beginning the 1997 season with the San Bernardino Stampede in Single-A. He Started the 2001 season for the Jacksonville Suns.
Then Allen was promoted to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. Luke hit .329 with 12 homers and 78 RBIs in 2002 with Las Vegas, leading to a September call-up to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
We also offer our love and support to the Los Angeles Dodgers team and family and friends of Luke Allen during this heartbreaking time.
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Luke Allen Passed Away, Dodgers Mourns
According to reliable sources, baseball player Luke Allen passed away at 43 but it is not clear if any disease or health issues were the cause. May he rest in peace.
Allen made his MLB debut with the Dodgers In September 2002, as a pinch hitter against the San Francisco Giants. He recorded his 1ST hit on September 14 against Kent Mercker of the Colorado Rockies.
The talented player was traded by the Dodgers to the Rockies in January 2003, in exchange for American outfielder Jason Romano. He played most of the year with the Rockies Triple-A team, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
He left the Rockies as a free agent and played for several minor league teams. Luke played from 2004-to 2006 for the Triple-A affiliates of the Anaheim Angels, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, and San Diego Padres.
In 2007, Allen started the season with the Jacksonville Suns. He also played for the New Jersey Jackals in the Can-Am League in 2008.
After the sad news was revealed, Baseball Almanac’s official Twitter account wrote: “RIP Luke Allen. Played MLB with 2002 Dodgers & 2003 Rockies. Gone too soon (age 43). Added details, rookie card & his path to the majors on the “back of his baseball card” on #BaseballAlmanac.
“Former big-league player Luke Allen passed away at 43 today. Had cups of coffee in the majors with the Dodgers and Rockies. Spent the 2004 season at AAA for the Pittsburgh Pirates,” John Dreker tweeted.
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I owe all I know about baseball to Luke! Such a phenomenal athlete and even better friend.
You are absolutely right, Allen was one of the greatest outfielders in baseball history. His memories will forever be with us.