Wednesday, October 9, 2013

How Bob Sheppard’s Voice Lives On at Yankee Stadium

When Mariano Rivera emerged from the bullpen for his final Major League appearance last month, he was introduced not by Yankee Stadium's current public-address announcer, Paul Olden, but by a recording of the late Bob Sheppard, who served as the public-address announcer at the old Yankee Stadium from 1951 until 2007. Sheppard died in 2010, but a trove of recordings of his voice lives on at Yankee Stadium thanks to planning by the team's scoreboard department. And it's these recordings that make moments like the one from Rivera's final game possible.  read full story

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