The Berskshsire Eagel ( Pittsfield, Massachusetts) March 23, 1946 - Archie Allen
of 17 in of Archie Allen To Play for Brattleboro Ex-Local Boy la Signed by College Classmate Powerful Archie Allen, who (or several seasons was Pittsfleld's only professional baseball player, will return this summer to the circuit circuit where he played 10 years ago. The former Springfield College and "Eastern League outfielder has been signed by the Brattleboro Maples of the Northern League. He spent his last college summer vacation In 1936 with Plattsburg in the same loop. Archie will be playing under his Springfield College classmate and tearrtmate, Warren Huston, the Newton boy who was a member the Stocfcbridge Indians of 1935. Allen also was with Storkbridge that year. In making the announcement announcement of the signing of Allen, Allen, Huston predicted Archie would lead the league in hitting. Since last fall Archie has been coaching at Bmghamton (N. Y.) North High School. He is in charge of football and baseball. For the lost three seasonj Archie has been with Pawtucket, H, Â£ L, of tte New E n That was a semipro loop this season. It now has Clasj thÂ» iB designation in organized ball before Archie led the league in hitting with a mark of .356 in 1944. Archie was a New York aYnkea farmhand when he started m pry ball in the summer of 1937 shortly after he was graduated from Springfield. He topped the Piedmont Piedmont League in hitting that season season as a member of the Norfolk Club. He was with Binghamton in 1938 and 1939 and with that team, Tulsa of the Texas League, and Scranton of the Eastern in 1940.