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Mel Allen

Mel Allen (Sportscaster.  Born, Birmingham, AL, Feb. 14, 1913; died, Greenwich, CT, June 16, 1996.)  Mel Allen (born Melvin Allen Israel) became known throughout the sports world as “the voice of the Yankees,” thanks to 25 years of broadcasting the team’s games on radio and television.  Initially, Allen came to New York as a staff […]

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