There is no truth to the rumor that Bob Allison, who plays left field for the Minnesota Twins, is in any way related to Calvin Griffith, who owns the Twins. The story that Allison is "a social member of the Griffith family" always comes up, because the Allisons are often seen at social gatherings of the Griffiths and because Allison has never been traded away. Last week, as the Twins soared into first place, Allison's bat was booming, and Griffith's countenance was cheery. Chalk one up for baseball owners. In 1965—the Twins' pennant season—Allison was platooned and batted .233, and Manager Sam Mele wanted to trade him. Again last year Allison played musical chairs with two other Twins for the left-field spot. He hit for an even lower average (.220), and murmurings that Mele wanted to get rid of him started again. Griffith never budged. "I didn't give up on him," he said. "I never tried to trade him." This year, Mele played him and Cal Ermer played him. And Allison is streaking as never before. "This is the most I've played in two years, and that's the difference," he says. The most marked difference is that, as of last Saturday, Allison had six home runs in his last 20 games and had hit safely 24 times for a .343 average in that period. Against Chicago's fine pitching staff he has batted .349 and, in the three-game-series sweep by the Twins last week, he stroked three hits in one game and hit a three-run home run to sew up another. As the Twins head into the pennant stretch, Bob Allison is not committing himself. But, he says, "At least no one is calling the newspapers to complain that Griffith won't trade his relative, Allison."