Sunday, July 11, 2010

The "Voice of God" Has Been Silenced

It's a very sad Sunday in Yankeeland, because legend and long-time PA announcer, Bob Sheppard, has passed away.

He died earlier this morning at his home in Baldwin, N.Y. He was 99.

R.I.P. Mr. Sheppard. You will be sorely missed.

Here are three of our last memories of Sheppard at Yankee Stadium. The first in his final live lineup announcement, the second is his speech about Yankee Stadium prior to the final game, and the third is the lineups from that night.

This final video is from a CNN report from Joe DiMaggio day back in 1999. In it you will here Sheppard call the lineups for Game 6 of the 1951 World Series, between the New York Yankees and New York Giants.

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