What'll he do?" and after a robust Yankee swing and miss "He took a good cut!"
But Allen famously lost his voice late in the fourth and last game of the 1963 World Series in which the Dodgers swept the Yankees in four games and their longtime announcer Vin Scully paired with Allen on the national telecast spontaneously took over from him for the end of the game after he could no longer talk telling him soothingly "That's all right Mel. "
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. Red Barber became Allen's broadcast partner in 1954 and stayed on with the Yankees after the latter's dismissal following the 1964 season.