MLB

Yankees' PA announcer Sheppard rules out return

{eot}
The Sports Network
11/26/2009 9:04:52 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Legendary New York Yankees PA announcer Bob Sheppard has officially announced his retirement, ruling out a return to the booth.

Sheppard, who turned 99 years old in October, has not performed public address duties for the Yankees since 2007. But in a story on the team's website, Sheppard is quoted as saying he has no plans of coming back to announce a game at the new Yankee Stadium, adding that he doubts "very, very much" he will do so for a single 2010 contest.

Sheppard debuted as the Yankees' PA announcer in 1951 and served in that role for about 4,500 games. His last games came in 2007, as he was forced to miss the postseason because of illness.

 

New York Yankees (Photo: MLB)

zoom

(Photo: MLB)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story



Baseball Canada

Keep up with the latest on Canada's national programs from the governing body for amateur baseball in Canada.


Baseball Canada Website

Podcasts

TSN 1050: The Baseball Podcast : Episode 17 - Aug. 6th

Scott MacArthur, Richard Griffin & Gregor Chisholm discuss quiet trade deadline for the Blue Jays, struggling rotation & potential Biogenesis fallout.

TSN 1050: The Baseball Podcast: July 30 - Episode 15

Scott MacArthur & Toronto Star's Richard Griffin preview the trade deadline, Blue Jays' needs & being on Boston as Jon Lester rumours ramp up.

TSN 1050: Blue Lunch: July 9 - John McDonald

LA Angels infielder, John McDonald joined Blue Lunch to discuss his career from the time he left Toronto to the present.


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television