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Mel Allen
photo credit: CindyCelebs
Age 83
Birthday 14 February, 1913
Birthplace Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Died 16 June, 1996
Place of Death Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality American
Occupation TV Personality
Claim to Fame New York Yankees
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Mel Allen (born Melvin Allen Israel; February 14, 1913 – June 16, 1996) was an American sportscaster, best known for his long tenure as the primary play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees. During the peak of his career in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, Allen was arguably the most prominent member of his profession, his voice familiar to millions. Years after his death, he is still promoted as having been the "Voice of the New York Yankees." In his later years, he gained a second professional life as the first host of This Week in Baseball.

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