Bob Sheppard has sometimes been referred to as ‘the voice of God.’ He had an eloquence that anyone who ever heard him immediately recognizes. From the New York Times:
From the last days of DiMaggio through the primes times of Whitey Ford, Mantle, Roger Maris, Berra, Jackson and Jeter, Sheppard’s precise, resonant, even Olympian elocution — he was sometimes called the Voice of God — greeted Yankee fans with the words “Good afternoon,ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Yankee Stadium.”
Sheppard also believed that:
“A public-address announcer should be clear, concise, correct,” he said. “He should not be colorful, cute or comic.”
The following tribute to Bob Sheppard was from May, 2000:
Shepphard retired in 2007.
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