Play Ball: San Diegan Nick Allen is on the Brink of Big Things

The Olympic silver medalist is in camp with the Oakland Athletics, and just got engaged to a woman who's also pretty familiar with baseball

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The cover photo features San Diegan Nick Allen, a young major league baseball prospect who’s in camp with the Oakland Athletics (his “love” story is below).

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Congratulations to young Nick Allen on his recent engagement to Savannah Boone (pictured in the Instagram video above). Their Fall 2023 wedding will be a bonding of two local baseball families.

Allen, 23, was drafted out of Francis Parker High School in 2017. He was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the third round. The slick fielding shortstop played on Team USA, which won a silver medal in the “2020” Olympic Games in Japan.

After playing for the AAA Las Vegas Aviators last season, Allen is currently on the 40-man roster for the Athletics. He’s in training camp now.

Allen and Boone, 26, met at a San Diego party. He proposed on February 26 at their mutual friend’s rooftop deck, which preceded a 70-person dinner at Sardina’s Italian Restaurant in Bay Park.

The Boone family tree has produced three generations of major leaguers. Savannah’s father, Bret Boone, played for six MLB teams, including the San Diego Padres in 2000.

The bride-to-be’s uncle is Aaron Boone, who played in the bigs for 12 years and is currently the manger of the New York Yankees.

Aaron and Bret’s father is Bob Boone, who played for three big league teams and managed two others. The family patriarch was Ray Boone, a Hoover High grad who played pro ball for 13 years.

Nick Allen’s father is overjoyed about his son’s engagement.

“It’s amazing,” Tom Allen says. “Savannah is a great gal and the two of them are a great fit. And she definitely understands the baseball lifestyle–it’s in her family.” SDSun


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