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Mel Allen


The air voice of the brand new York Yankees from 1939 to 1964. He graduated from your University or college of Alabama having a regulation level. He was the 1st host of it system This Week in Football. He was created in Birmingham, Alabama. He protected the Yankees through the historic profession of Joe Dimaggio.

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Full Name Mel Allen
Date Of Birth February 14, 1913
Place Of Birth Birmingham, AL
Profession Sportscaster
Education University of Alabama
Nationality American
Movies The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Ball Talk: Baseball's Voices of Summer
TV Shows Jackpot Bowling
Star Sign Aquarius

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1Ranked #2 by the American Sportscasters Association in its list of the Top 50 Sportscasters of All-Time (January 2009).
2Never married or had any children.
3Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.
4Inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.
5Inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1985, along with Jack Brickhouse, and Curt Gowdy.
6Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 7-8. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
7While he was awarded the Ford Frick Award by the Hall of Fame, he (and all other recipients) is not considered a member of the Hall.
8First recipient (with Red Barber) of the Ford C. Frick Award (presented to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball) in 1978.
9Mel Allen was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988.
10Broadcast for the New York Yankees from 1939 to 1964, the Milwaukee Braves in 1965, the Cleveland Indians in 1968, and the Yankees again from 1976 to 1985.
11Earned a law degree, although he never worked as a lawyer.
12His trademark home run calls, "Ballantine Blasts" and "White Owl Wallops," were advertisements for beer and cigars.
13Elected to the broadcasters' wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978. Was the voice of Fox Movietone Newsreels for many years.



Baseball Funny Side Up Goes Extra Innings1993VideoNarrator
Needful Things1993Baseball Announcer
Baseball 1992: A Video Chronicle1992VideoNarrator
Baseball's Funniest Bloopers1991VideoNarrator
Baseball 1991: A Video Yearbook1991VideoNarrator
This Week in Baseball 19901990VideoNarrator
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!1988The Baseball Announcer
Baseball Funny Side Up1987VideoNarrator
Ellery Queen1975TV SeriesBaseball Announcer
The Red Skelton Hour1955TV SeriesMel Allen / Baseball Sketch
The Babe Ruth Story1948Mel Allen-New York Yankees Radio Announcer
Aqua Capers1947ShortNarrator



Sport Show: Touchdown Trophies1954Documentary short commentary
Fox Movietone Sports: Mel Allen's Football Review1952Short script
Fox Movietone Sports: Mel Allen's Football Review 3104 - Football Winning Ways1951Short narrative
Style of the Stars1947Documentary short narrative



The Mickey Mantle Story1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special1992TV MovieHimself
The 50 Greatest Home Runs in Baseball History1992Video documentaryNarrator
Babe Ruth: The Man, the Myth, the Legend1990Video shortHimself
Baseball's Greatest Hits1990Video documentaryNarrator
Born on the Fourth of July1989Himself (voice)
Ball Talk: Baseball's Voices of Summer1989Video documentary
New York Yankees (The Movie)1987DocumentaryHimself
This Week in Baseball1986TV SeriesHost (1977-1995)
The Flamingo Kid1984Himself (voice)
Million Dollar Infield1982TV MovieHimself
The Way It Was1975-1977TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964TV SeriesHimself - Guest
1963 World Series1963TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1963 Rose Bowl1963TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1962 World Series1962TV SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1962 Rose Bowl1962TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1961 World Series1961TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1961 Rose Bowl1961TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1960 World Series1960TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1960 Rose Bowl1960TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Phillies Jackpot Bowling1959TV SeriesHost (1959)
1959 Rose Bowl1959TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1958 World Series1958TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1958 MLB All-Star Game1958TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958TV SeriesHimself
1958 Rose Bowl1958TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1957 World Series1957TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1957 MLB All-Star Game1957TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Person to Person1957TV Series documentaryHimself
1957 Rose Bowl1957TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1956 World Series1956TV SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Kraft Theatre1956TV SeriesHimself
1956 MLB All-Star Game1956TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Salute to Baseball1956TV MovieHimself
A Thoroughbred Is Born1956Documentary shortNarrator
1956 Rose Bowl1956TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
The Colgate Comedy Hour1950-1955TV SeriesHimself - Sportscaster
1955 World Series1955TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1955 MLB All-Star Game1955TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Shower of Stars1955TV SeriesHimself
Punts and Stunts1955Documentary shortNarrator
Stampede City1955Documentary shortNarrator
1955 Rose Bowl1955TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1954 MLB All-Star Game1954TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Sport Show: Touchdown Trophies1954Documentary shortHimself - Narrator
Night People1954Himself (World Series game radio announcer) (voice, uncredited)
1954 Rose Bowl1954TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1953 Army-Navy Game1953TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1953 World Series1953TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1953 MLB All-Star Game1953TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
Gridiron Goliaths1953Documentary shortNarrator
1953 Rose Bowl1953TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1952 Army-Navy Game1952TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1952 World Series1952TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
U.S. Olympic Champions1952Documentary shortCommentator
Fox Movietone Sports: Mel Allen's Football Review1952ShortNarrator
1952 MLB All-Star Game1952TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
1952 Rose Bowl1952TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Fox Movietone Sports: Mel Allen's Football Review 3104 - Football Winning Ways1951ShortNarrator (voice)
Surf Riding1951Documentary shortNarrator
Football Winning Ways1951Documentary shortNarrator
1951 World Series1951TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Accent on Balance1951Documentary shortNarrator
Mister Basketball1951Documentary shortNarrator
Texaco Star Theatre1951TV SeriesHimself - Sportscaster
Let's Go Marlin Fishing1951Documentary shortNarrator
Arrow Artistry1951Documentary shortNarrator
The Ed Sullivan Show1950TV SeriesHimself
Style of the Stars1947Documentary shortMel Allen
Let's Celebrate1946TV SeriesHost
Conquering the Colorado1939Documentary shortNarrator (as Melvin Allen)
On the Air1939ShortHimself / Radio Program Announcer (as Melvin Allen)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

MLB Network Presents2016TV SeriesHimself
A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 19392010TV Movie documentaryNarrator of Babe Ruth Newsreel (uncredited)
Prime 92010TV SeriesHimself
War Stories with Oliver North2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Mantle2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Murder in the First1995Himself (uncredited)
When It Was a Game 21992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pinstripe Power: The Story of the 1961 New York Yankees1986Video documentaryHimself
M*A*S*H1976TV SeriesMovie Tone News Announcer

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