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Bob Sheppard, 1910-2010

Career Highlights
Summary of Accomplishments:
  • Announced approximately 4,500 Yankees games 1951 to 2007
  • Announced 121 consecutive postseason contests (1951-2006), including 62 games in 22 World Series
  • Introduced Mickey Mantle's first game: 4-17-51
  • Public address voice for N.Y. football Giants from 1956-2005
  • Also worked for Brooklyn football Dodgers N.Y. Titans, N.Y. Stars, N.Y. Cosmos, St. John's University football and basketball
  • Worked Giants-Colts NFL Championship Game: 12-28-58
  • 1998 William J. Slocum "Long and Meritorious Service Award winner
  • Enshrined in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium in 2000
  • Member of St. John's University Sports Hall of Fame, the Long Island Sports Hall of Fame and the New York Sports Hall of Fame
  • Awarded honorary doctorates from St. John's University (Pedagogy) and Fordham University (Rhetoric)
  • In 2007, received St. John's' Medal of Honor, the highest award that the university can confer on a graduate