Feldhaus, Allen

Inducted: 1985

Feldhaus, Allen

Maysville, Kentucky

Allen Feldhaus was known throughout Kentucky for his athletic ability. He excelled in track, baseball, basketball, and softball from a very young age. Allen played fast pitch for 7 years and slow pitch for 13 years—a total of 20 years.

He played with the best teams in Kentucky, and his teams always finished among the top teams. In 1978, his Dover team won the Kentucky State Championship, Allen was named MVP of the tournament, and he was the leading home run hitter.

For a four-year period with the Columbia Merchants, Allen’s batting average exceeded .700. His team record was 363 wins and 52 losses. A quote from Larry A. Smith, manager of the Dover softball team labels Allen as, “ the most feared power hitter; he was a stalwart of defense; and a steadying influence on team members, having the respect of players and fans not only as a softball player but as a man.” Allen Feldhaus is friendly and a gentleman on and off the field—never criticizing anyone.

He was an outstanding athlete at the University of Kentucky, playing baseball and also basketball—for the winningest coach in America, Adolph Rupp.