Bob Sheppard (Robert Leo Sheppard)
BiographyRichmond Hill, Queens, New York, USA
Bob Sheppard is the legendary public address announcer and "voice" of Yankee Stadium since 1951. Bob was a speech teacher in the New York City school system and at St. John's University when he joined the Yankees. Yankee officials heard him deliver a tribute to Babe Ruth at a local football game in 1948. They offered him a job on the spot which he did not accept until 3 years later when the Yankees guaranteed him an understudy so his duties with the team would not interfere with his teaching. Read more... record 52 baseball seasons, 21 World Series and two All Star Games. He's also been the voice of football's New York Giants since 1956. He's especially known for his articulate and touching tributes to baseball greats, personalties, those lost on 9/11, and to the members of our Armed Forces. He has been honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, NY where is microphone is enshrined. Bob is married with four adult children.