Class of 1974
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Mel Allen was born February 13, 1914, in Birmingham, Alabama. As a junior in law school at the University of Alabama, he broadcast his first college football game (Alabama vs. Howard). By 1937 he was a staff announcer with CBS. He was the "Voice of the Yankees" from 1946 to 1964. He announced at 20 World Series and 24 All- Star baseball games. In football Mel broadcast 14 Rose Bowls, 5 Orange Bowls, and 2 Sugar Bowls. He is a member of the National Sportswriters and Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Mel passed away June 16, 1996.
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