Yankee PA announcer dies: The longtime public address announcer of the New York Yankees, Bob Sheppard, dies at age 99.
posted by jjzucal to baseball at 01:22 PM - 12 comments
Tried the link but it didn't come up. Regardless, this is sad news. The man was a classy, no-nonsense PA announcer who took his job seriously and had pride in what he did. I can only imagine how much baseball he witnessed over the years at Yankee Stadium, and all the great players he announced. I'm sure players who may have only played at Yankee Stadium one time in their careers feel honored that the same man who spoke the name of Joe DiMaggio over the Stadium P.A. system announced theirs when they stepped into the box. Rest in peace.
posted by dyams at 02:58 PM on July 11
Sheppard was so eloquent, and so much a part of Yankee history, that Derek Jeter has it in his contract that a recording of Sheppard's voice will announce his plate appearances as long as he's a Yankee.
posted by MKUltra at 06:01 PM on July 11
Jjzucal: Please stop posting Tinyurl links. They never work when you post them here.
posted by rcade at 07:37 PM on July 11
Sorry, I'll check with some colleagues at work about an alternate method. Thank you for letting me know.
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posted by BornIcon at 07:04 AM on July 12
posted by yzelda4045 at 09:33 AM on July 12
His recorded voice still introduces Derek Jeter at the plate, a touch the Yankees' captain requested to honor Sheppard.
Jeter has requested this for his remaining games as a Yankee. He has also requested the same thing happen during his first AB in the All-Star game this week, as a final tribute to Sheppard.
posted by grum@work at 10:45 AM on July 12
Bob Sheppard was one of a kind
posted by justgary at 06:26 PM on July 12
He has also requested the same thing happen during his first AB in the All-Star game this week, as a final tribute to Sheppard.
Alyssa Milano, at the All-Star Game, recorded it.
posted by etagloh at 10:54 PM on July 13
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