His likeness was also licensed by Standard Comics for a two-issue "Mel Allen's Sports Comics" series between 1949 and 1950. "
The Yankees eventually brought him back to emcee special Yankee Stadium ceremonies including Old Timers' Day which Allen had originally handled when he was lead announcer. Fired by the Yankees
In 1964 the Yankees made the World Series for the fourth straight year and the 15th time in 19 years —- but Allen wasn't there.
" In his later years he gained a second professional life as the first host of This Week in Baseball. Mel Allen (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.