The calming voice of New York Yankees PA announcer Bob Sheppard is credited with stopping a potential riot during the ALCS at Yankee Stadium against the Kansas City Royals in 1976.
The Voice of God will not be heard at Fenway Park at all. The Boston Red Sox wanted to honor Derek Jeter in a classy way by using late New York Yankees announcer Bob Sheppard’s legendary voice for his at-bats during his last series at Fenway, but No. 2 politely declined the offer. Jeter, who has used Sheppard’s voice for his at-bats on several occasions this season, felt...
Bob Sheppard is arguably the most famous public address announcer who has ever lived. Although he passed away four years ago at age 99, he has been a consistent presence at Yankees games thanks to Derek Jeter. Sheppard was the voice of Yankee Stadium for 56 years. After his retirement, the Yankee Captain asked to have Sheppard’s voice recorded so he could still introduce him...
NEW YORK (AP) When Derek Jeter plays his final game at Yankee Stadium, Bob Sheppard will exit along with the New York Yankees captain. Nicknamed ''The Voice of God'' for his stylish, elegant introductions, Sheppard was the ballpark's public address announcer from April 1951 until Sept. 7, 2007. Before Sheppard took ill, Jeter asked Sheppard to record his introduction, which has...
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September 23, 2014 | Discuss
Baseball's record books show former big league infielder and onetime skipper Phil Garner as the only “Scrap Iron” ever associated with the game. Soon…they might need to change that. Looking more “Stone Cold” than Bob Sheppard, one could wager that Adam “Scrap Iron” Pearce might be out of his league as the new public address announcer for the San Diego Padres...
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