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Jeter asked Red Sox to not use Sheppard's voice at Fenway

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 that...
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The Yankees will say goodbye to Bob Sheppard with Derek Jeter

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...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Sheppard's voice to exit with Derek Jeter

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...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wrestler Among Finalists for Padres Gig

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...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering the voice of Yankee Stadium

photo credit:“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Yankee Stadium.” His legacy is remembered as being one of the most iconic sports announcers in history, with one of the most distinct, smooth, clear voices to ever call the game. Reggie Jackson coined him the “Voice of God.” We will forever love and miss the sweet sounds of Bob Sheppard resounding...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Bob Sheppard expected to return to Yankee Stadium tonight

Those words, that voice:"Ladies and gentlemen... now batting... the shortstop... number two... Derek Jeter..."

On This Day in History | 1951

Mickey in April, 1951 (Photo courtesy of Life) On this day 62 years ago two Yankee legends made their debuts, one in right field and one in the announcer’s booth. Against the Boston Red Sox a fresh-faced 19-year-old named Mickey Mantle, who was added to the Major League club late after a very productive spring training, started beside his predecessor in center field, Joe DiMaggio...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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