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Bob Sheppard
Birth: Oct. 20, 1910
Ridgewood
Queens County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 2010
Baldwin (Nassau County)
Nassau County
New York, USA

Announcer. For over five decades 1951 to 2007, he was the public address announcer of Yankee Stadium in New York City, New York. He was a speech teacher in the New York City school system and at St. John's University when Yankee officials offered him the announcing job. On April 17, 1951, he debuted as the announcer with the Yankees' home opener, a win over the Boston Red Sox. The first Yankee lineup Sheppard announced contained eight future Hall of Famers. Five on the New York squad being Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Mize, Yogi Berra and Phil Rizzuto and the Red Sox squad featured Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr and Lou Boudreau. His old school clear and concise speaking style has been heard on over 4,500 Major League Baseball games for a record 52 baseball seasons, 21 World Series and two All Star Games. He was also the voice of the National Football League New York Giants, 1956 to 2006. He has been honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York and him on his 50th Anniversary, the Yankees honored him with a bronze plaque in the stadium's center field Monument Park. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Margaret C Sheppard (1913 - 1959)
 
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LT US NAVY
WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Section T Site 3156
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jul 12, 2010
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Bob Sheppard
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