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Baseball Slugger Dick Allen in Bar Fight Here

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Baseball Slugger Dick Allen in Bar Fight Here

Dick Allen, when he was known as Richie Allen of the Philadelphia Phillies, was in a bar fight here when it was called Bolton's Bar. There were two sides of the story, the barkeep Patrick Bolton saying Allen was drunk and demanded to be served, and Allen saying there were racial overtones involved. See the Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/21/68, at p. 41, https://www.newspapers.com/image/182075092/?terms=%22richie%2Ballen%22%2BInquirer. Mr. Allen gave an account of it being a fight over not hiring Bolton for yard work, see the Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 23, 1968, at p. 35, https://www.newspapers.com/image/182087244/?terms=%22patrick%2BBolton%22%2B%22richie%2Ballen%22%2Byard%2Bwork. News stories at newspapers.com say charges were dropped and the parties made up.

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Location: Earth Bread + Brewery , 7136 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19119, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Athletes, Bars and Taverns, Night Clubs, Controversies, Crimes & Criminals (real and alleged), News, Sports
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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