Also nominated in the category were Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees and high school athletes Brian Mariano and Chris Ross.
Jeter won the award for his shovel throw on errant relay in Game 3 of the AL Division Series against the Oakland A's.
Although, Allen and Matthew's are no longer with the club fans will remember their pitch, deflection and catch for years to come.
Allen signed during the off-season with the expansion Houston Texans while Matthew's was released and ultimately signed with the Washington Redskins.
Last years winner was former Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman for his catch against the Minnesota Vikings in 2001.