November 26, 2009

P.A. announcer Bob Sheppard calls it quits’s Bryan Hoch recently spoke with longtime Yankees P.A. announcer Bob Sheppard and he announced that he has “no plans of coming back.”

"Time has passed me by, I think. I had a good run for it. I enjoyed doing what I did. I don't think, at my age, I'm going to suddenly regain the stamina that is really needed if you do the job and do it well."

Sheppard, 99 years old, has announced the starting lineups for over 50 years, and is known for his deep, succinct voice.

Derek Jeter has said he will always step up to the plate to the sound of Sheppard’s voice, whether it is really his voice, or just a recording.

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