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 Bob Sheppard

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Bob Sheppard

  • Birth 20 Oct 1910 Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Death 11 Jul 2010 Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, USA
  • Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section T Site 3156
  • Memorial ID 54837503

Announcer. For over five decades 1951 to 2007, he was the public address announcer of Yankee Stadium in New York City, New York. He was a speech teacher in the New York City school system and at St. John's University when Yankee officials offered him the announcing job. On April 17, 1951, he debuted as the announcer with the Yankees' home opener, a win over the Boston Red Sox. The first Yankee lineup Sheppard announced contained eight future Hall of Famers. Five on the New York squad being Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Mize, Yogi Berra and Phil Rizzuto and the Red Sox squad featured Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr and Lou Boudreau. His old school clear and concise speaking style has been heard on over 4,500 Major League Baseball games for a record 52 baseball seasons, 21 World Series and two All Star Games. He was also the voice of the National Football League New York Giants, 1956 to 2006. He has been honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York and him on his 50th Anniversary, the Yankees honored him with a bronze plaque in the stadium's center field Monument Park.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 12 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54837503
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bob Sheppard (20 Oct 1910–11 Jul 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54837503, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .