Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mr. Bob Sheppard 1911-2010

The baseball world lost a true legend today. Mr. Bob Sheppard passed away at the age of 99. The longtime Yankees Public Announcer bridges generations for the legendary franchise. Mr. Sheppard worked the public address system for the Yankees from 1951 to 2007 (Sheppard, who also announced the New York Giants games from 1956 to 2006). Described by Reggie Jackson as the "Voice of God" Mr. Sheppard's career started by announcing such Yankees names as DiMaggio, Berra and Mantle and ending with Jeter, Rodriguez and Rivera. Mr. Sheppard announced 62 World Series games in his career.

Going to a Yankees game will never ever sound the same. Rest in peace Mr. Sheppard.

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