The tempestuous, hard-throwing Allen had shouting matches with team officials and umpires. He had a spectacular 17-4 rookie record with the Yankees in 1932, but a sore arm two years later and his habitual angry holdouts provoked his trade to the Indians in 1936. He was 20-10 that year, and won his first 15 decisions in 1937 before dropping a final 1-0 heartbreaker to Detroit. In 1938, he put together a string of 12 wins in a row before hurting his arm, and from then on was used as a spot starter and reliever. Pitching for Brooklyn in the 1941 WS, he held the Yankees scoreless in three relief appearances.