Sunday, July 11, 2010

R.I.P. Bob Sheppard

The Yankee family lost one of it own today, one of its longest-standing members.

Bob Sheppard and his "voice of God" were just as synonomous with the New York Yankees as the pinstripes, the interlocking "NY" logo, The Stadium, Monument Park, and anything else you could possibly think of.  I still remember hearing his voice announcing the Yankee batters the first time I ever went to a Yankee game.  No public address announcer anywhere in any sport will ever have a voice and a delivery quite like Bob Sheppard.

Rest in peace, Bob.  You will be missed.

(Bob Sheppard: 1910-2010)

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