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Bob Sheppard: Yankees Legend Passes At Age 99

York, NY) -- Even if you're not a Yankee fan you know the voice of Bob Sheppard. The familiar “Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Yankee Stadium. ” rings in the hallows of baseball history for over half a century.

Today that familiar voice will be forever silent as Sheppard passed away at the age of 99.

The Queens native was the voice of the Yankees since 1951 and is one of the most well known voices in all of sports. Despite handing over the reins to Jim Hall in 2008 you can still hear Sheppard's voice every time Derek Jeter comes to bat.

Due to weakness, he was not present at the final game in the old Yankees stadium but did record the starting lineup that played at the game. The at bat introduction for ...

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