It is a somber and gloomy day in the world. One of the greatest public announcers in baseball history, along with being a class act and the voice of the Yankess, has died at the age of 99. Sheppard had been ill since 2008, and had not worked since 2007, but was supposidly improving his condition. Bob hoped to be back for the All-Star game at the old stadium, eventually pushing the date to the opening of the new stadium, but never totally recovered. He retired last November. His last appearence at the stadium occured at the last game in the old stadium, in the form of a video. Mr. Sheppard had quite the career. For about 40 years he announced New York Giants games. As a Yankee, Bob announced over 4500 games. He worked a decent amount of World Series, at a grand total of 22 series. The world has lost a legend, gentleman, and a damn awesome voice.
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