American sportscasterDied when: 83 years 123 days (1000 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Mel Allen (born Melvin Allen Israel;February 14, 1913 – June 16, 1996) was an American sportscaster, best known for his long tenure as the primary play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees.
During the peak of his career in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, Allen was arguably the most prominent member of his profession, his voice familiar to millions.
Years after his death, he is still promoted as having been "The Voice of the Yankees." In his later years, Allen was the first host of This Week in Baseball.