Monday, July 12, 2010

Bob Sheppard: "The Voice" is Gone at 99

The Yankees affectionately called him "the Voice of God". Any other non-Yankee baseball aficionado knew the distinctive voice was indeed the voice of the Yankees and old Yankee Stadium. The voice of the legendary PA finally gave up the fight at the age of 99. It's significantly ironic to note that he always said the players number twice in his introductions, and to say his final age one must say the number nine twice. All of baseball will miss Bob Sheppard. He's a part of the lore of the sport, a significant part of baseball's legacy, and a part of all that's right with the grand old game.

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