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Legendary Yankee announcer and ‘voice of God’ Bob Sheppard has passed away at the age of 99, just two and a half months shy of what would have been his 100th birthday.
He served as the public address announcer for three local teams in three [...]
Brian Hoch of MLB.com has the story, the voice of the Yankees (aka ‘Voice of God’) has officially called it a career. He writes:
Bob Sheppard served more than 50 seasons as the “Voice of Yankee Stadium,” his clear, concise and correct style proudly providing the soundtracks of summer for Yankees [...]
From today’s Daily News
A report hit the Internet Wednesday that Bob Sheppard, the Yankees’ legendary public address announcer, had decided to officially retire. But Sheppard’s son, Paul, told the Yankees that the report was “categorically untrue.”
The New York Times story cited Paul Doherty, a friend and former agent of the PA announcer, [...]
Although the Yankees have worked hard to incorporate certain elements from the previous incarnations of Yankee Stadium into the newest version, one thing will most certainly be different. Bob Sheppard, who has worked the public address system for the Yankees since 1951, announced his retirement today. He is 98 years old, and while he [...]
Today, Bob Sheppard was on Ed Randall’s show on WFAN and he sounded great. He says that he’s “working on his stamina,” as he’ll attempt to make a grand return to the Yankees in a few months (it’ll be nice to hear him announce Mark Teixeira).
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