sdelmonte: (Default)
[personal profile] sdelmonte
Bob Sheppard, who served as the public address announcers of the Yankees for years upon years, has passed on at the age of 99. He was part of New York baseball, whether you love or hate the team in the Bronx. No one had a voice like his. He is, like Vin Scully and the ballpark organist, a throwback to another era. Reggie Jackson called him "the voice of God." This sums it up well, I think.

His voice will still be here at Yankees game for a while longer, as Derek Jeter insists that a recording of Sheppard be used to introduce his at bats. I suspect that when the Yanks return home after the All-Star Game, Jeter's first at bat will be an emotional one.

Rest well, Mr. Sheppard.
From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

sdelmonte: (Default)
Alex W

June 2017

S M T W T F S
    123
456789 10
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 28th, 2017 12:43 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios