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RIP Bob Sheppard

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by EStreetJoe, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    A piece of my childhood and a piece of Yankees history has passed. It is a sad day.


  2. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    What a classy, dignified voice. RIP.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    How every PA announcer should sound. Dignified, perfect voice. RIP.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Sheppard in person was as gracious as his voice was dignified. A sad day indeed.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    In addition to the magnificent voice, a dignified gentleman who always had a smile on his face and a good word for everyone he met.
    RIP to a true New York legend.

    An interesting coincidence: Sheppard's first year as Yankees announcer as 1951, Mickey Mantle's rookie year. Bob and the Mick both were born on Oct. 20.
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    RIP to a legend.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    He taught speech at, correct me if I'm wrong, St. John's. I always imagined how his voice would have made even the biggest slacker pay attention.

    RIP to a New York icon.
  8. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    I walked out of church 20 minutes ago to see the news on my BlackBerry.

    The Voice of God.

    There's nothing else to say.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Sadly, he never made it to the new Yankee Stadium, although he probaby would have been appalled by the excessively loud music and canned chaeering that never stops.

    His voice will live on because Derek Jeter long ago requested that a tape of Sheppard introducing him always be played when he comes to bat.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    He and John Wooden both died just short of 100. One of our local high school baseball PA guys (who is an English teacher) models his style after Sheppard. Always thought that was very cool.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I was fortunate enough to make it to old Yankee astadium and hear The Voice of God. RIP
  12. Now entering heaven (insert echo here)...BOB(insert echo here)...SHEPPARD(insert echo here)!!!!

    RIP to the voice of Yankee Stadium.
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