Bob Sheppard Puts Down The Mic For The Yankees

Posted: 27th November 2009 by Christopher Chavez in MLB
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"Now batting for the New York Yankees, number two, Derek Jeter, number two." These are the unforgettable words that stay in the minds of fans at Yankee Stadium. Those words have been spoken by nobody other than the Voice of God. Bob Sheppard has announced that he will not return to the microphone as the P.A. announcer for the New York Yankees. "The Voice of Yankee Stadium" has announced for the 27-Time World Series Champions for over fifty years. But the former grade school teacher did not use the word "retirement" even at the age of 99. He said, "I don't intend at this moment to see myself back as the public address announcer at Yankee Stadium, feeling the way I do now." The 2009 World Series between the Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies was the first one not to be called by Bob ...

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