Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bob Sheppard Retires

Just days ago we found out that Bob Sheppard would not be able announce at Opening Day. Today, New York Times is reporting that Bob Sheppard has decided to retire.

Sheppard, 98, was public address announcer at Yankee Stadium from 1951-2007, until a bronchial infection forced him out of the booth for all of 2008. The atmosphere at the stadium will be different without the "voice of god", as Reggie Jackson put it. We wish Sheppard the best of health, as he climbs towards the century mark in age!

Below is a tribute to Bob Sheppard from 2000. A fine tribute to a fine man.

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