Bob Sheppard, the man who could be heard announcing for the Yankees since 1951, has passed away, according to the New York Times. The 99-year-old died in his home on Long Island, confirmed his son. The Yankees and Bob Sheppard were a marriage made in heaven,” said his son Paul, 71. “I know St. Peter will now recruit him. If you’re lucky enough to go to heaven, you’ll be greeted by a voice, saying, ‘Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to heaven!’ ”Sheppard was a fan and player...Read Full Story
Bob Sheppard (October 12, 1910 - July 11, 2010) was the much-loved public address announcer for the Yankees from 1951 until 2007. He passed away in July 2010 at the age of 99. See more about Bob Sheppard here.