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Mel Allen
Original name: Melvin Allen Israel
Birth: Feb. 14, 1913
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1996
Greenwich
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Baseball Hall of Fame Sportscaster. Born Melvin Allen Israel, he was best known as the Voice of the New York Yankees, broadcasting their games during the glory years from 1949 to 1964. In 1937, Allen was invited to join the CBS Radio Network in New York as an announcer, where he was the main spokesman for the network's drama and game shows. He started to broadcast games for both the Yankees and the Giants in 1939 and was coined for his trademark praise, "How about that?". After serving in the US Army Armed Forces Service Radio programs during World War II, he returned to Major League Baseball to broadcast for the Yankees and do the All-Star Game 24 times. Through the coarse of his career, he also was play-by-play announcer for the NFL Washington Redskins, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, 14 Rose Bowl, 2 Orange Bowl, 2 Sugar Bowl games, plus the "This Week in Baseball" TV show and Cleveland Indians games on television. In addition to being a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, he is also a member of the Radio Hall of Fame, American Sportscaster's Hall of Fame and National Sportscaster's Hall. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Beth-el Cemetery
Stamford
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: B6
 
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Record added: Nov 29, 1998
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