MEL ALLEN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 274153
Sale Price $288.00
"Voice of the Yankees"
Photograph signed: "Mel/Allen". Color, 8x10. Mel Allen (1913-1996) was the principal announcer for New York Yankees baseball from 1939-1964. Inexplicably fired in 1964, he broadcast Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Braves games before returning to Yankees cable broadcasts in 1976. He also narrated the long-running TV program This Week in Baseball. Allen, who had broken into the business broadcasting University of Alabama football, continued to cover college football bowl games. In 1978, Mel Allen and Red Barber - a fellow southerner and New York baseball baseball veteran, were the first sportscasters enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Yankee Stadium's Monument Park includes a plaque honoring Allen. His pet expressions included "How about that!", and the now universal, "That ball is going, going, gone!" Fine condition.
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