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Mel Allen

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Mel was not destined to become a professional lawyer. His vocation was very different. From his youth he loved baseball, standing on his feet ,he decided to try his hand as a sports commentator. After several successful matches, he was invited to work on the radio.

Mel Allen was born on February 14, 1913, he died June 16, 1996. He was a famous American sports commentator. In the long term was the "voice" of the baseball team "New York Yankees".Mel Allen was born in Birmingham, Alabama. After high school educated lawyer in the University of Alabama. During his studies, he became a member "Zeta Beta Tau" brotherhood.

Mel was not destined to become a professional lawyer. His vocation was very different. From his youth he loved baseball, standing on his feet ,he decided to try his hand as a sports commentator. After several successful matches, he was invited to work on the radio.

Beginners interested announcer "CBS" channel. After listening to Mel offered a position with the broadcaster fee 45dollarov a week. For Allen it was a good start ,since it is here that he was able to show their talent and wit. Some time Mel Allen was working on the substitution of such commentators as a Hasing and Bob Trout.

In 1938, Mel Allen (Mel Allen) commented on his first important baseball game of the World Series.

In 1939, Allen became the main commentator team "New York Yankees".For a long time Mel was present at every match of this famous team. In 1943, he resigned his office, as he was called to the front.

After the end of World War II Mel Allen returned to his craft. He was again invited to the post of chief sports commentator "Yankees".Mel Allen was one of the brightest baseball commentators. Many people obozhalietogo speaker, since he was always bright, interesting and unpredictable.

In recent years, Mel Allen (Mel Allen) spent as a leading various programs on television. he led the show "Jackpot Bowling" in 1959. And he began to broadcast "Monitor" in 1960, the year. In the 1960s, "New York Yankees" again a success and became successful. But Allen`s why it was not invited to comment on their matches. Some of the baseball players said that Allen was not taken to work on the request of the sponsors of the team. Also there were rumors that he was an alcoholic.

Despite the gossip,around the name Mel Allen (Mel Allen) to dismiss the leadership of the team, he always kindly treated "Yankees". Until the very last days of his life from the fans called him " the voice of the Yankees "

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