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October 25, 1991 - Image 61

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-10-25

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CITY OF HOPE

GREATER DETROIT MR. & MRS. #282

PRESENTS

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night before a game. "Ball
clubs used to travel by train
and they had private cars.
You were more of a family
because you ate as a team in
your own diner car and pldyed
cards in another. Club
members worked and played
together. I remember after
every win, in the Yankee club-.
house, Tommy Henrich would
lead the team in barbershop
singing.
"But you don't see much of
that today. When the game is
over, the players give each
other the high five and all
that stuff. That's fine. Then
they get in the clubhouse and
a lot of guys can't get
showered fast enough to get
out of there. A player now
signs one of those blockbuster
• contracts for three years. He
doesn't worry — unless he's a
professional — until the third
year. When I started, you got
paid for the following year-on
the basis of what you did the
previous year.
"It reminds me of the old
story when Babe Ruth hit his
peak, he was criticized for
holding out for an $80,000
contract. Asked why he
thought he should be paid
more money than the $75,000
salary of the president of the
United States, he grumbled,
`Why not? I had a better year
than he had? "
As he sees it, the biggest
change in broadcasting in the
last 25 years is the use of
former athletes instead of pro-
fessional announcers in the
booth. "Quite understandable
from both a sponsor's stand-
point and the networks.
That's instant credibility," he
said.
In 1978, Allen's peers voted
him and Red Barber the first
Ford C. Frick Award for
broadcasting excellence,
which he considers the great-
est honor of his life.
Currently, Mel is a speaker
on the banquet circuit; in re-
cent years he spoke at the
Michigan Jewish Sports Hall
of Fame annual banquet.
Believe it or not, he was the
voice on a diaper commercial
("There was no joy in Diaper-
ville"). With our interview
winding down, our gracious
host walked my photographer
Sam Siegel and me to the car,
while speaking of an old
baseball movie about Babe
Ruth, starring William Ben-
dix. "Just to give you an idea
of how bad the movie was,"
said Mel, slamming the car
door, "it showed Ruth hitting
his 60th home run in 1927,
with Mel Allen announcing
it, and in 1927 I was in grade
school!"
Then he leaned in the win-
dow and said, "Got time for
one more story, guys?" CI

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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