Bob Sheppard

Announcer, Athlete

1910 – 2010

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Who was Bob Sheppard?

Robert Leo "Bob" Sheppard was the long-time public address announcer for numerous New York area college and professional sports teams, in particular the MLB New York Yankees, and the NFL New York Giants.

Sheppard announced more than 4,500 Yankees baseball games over a period of 56 years, including 22 pennant-winning seasons and 13 World Series championships; he called 121 consecutive postseason contests, 62 games in 22 World Series, and six no-hitters, including three perfect games. He was also the in-house voice for a half-century of Giants football games, encompassing nine conference championships, three NFL championships, and the game often called "the greatest ever played", the classic 1958 championship loss to Baltimore.

Sheppard's smooth, distinctive baritone and precise, consistent elocution became iconic aural symbols of both the old Yankee Stadium and Giants Stadium. Reggie Jackson famously nicknamed him "The Voice of God", while Carl Yastrzemski once said, "You're not in the big leagues until Bob Sheppard announces your name."

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Born
Oct 20, 1910
Richmond Hill
Also known as
  • Robert Leo "Bob" Sheppard
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • St. John's University
Died
Jul 11, 2010
Baldwin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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