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'Voice of God:' Yankees PA man Sheppard dies at 99


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His first lineup card...

Red Sox:

CF: Dom DiMaggio

RF: Billy Goodman

LF: Ted Williams*

3B: Vern Stephens

1B: Walt Dropo

2B: Bobby Doerr*

SS: Lou Boudreau*

C: Buddy Rosar

P: Billy Wright

Yankees:

LF: Jackie Jensen

SS: Phil Rizzuto*

RF: Mickey Mantle*

CF: Joe DiMaggio*

C: Yogi Berra*

1B: Johnny Mize*

3B: Billy Johnson

2B: Jerry Coleman

P: Vic Rashi

The Yannkees won 5-0.

This game was the debut of Mickey Mantle.

*-Hall of Famer

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Sad day indeed.

His voice is one of the things I remember so vividly about my first Yankee game as an 11 year old in 1987 vs. the White Sox.

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I remember hearing him in 1966, and asking my father who that was. Even then, as an 8 year old, I felt that that voice was "something different" than others.

Now, decades later, having been at many sporting events in parks all around the USA, I can say with full conviction - there was no one else like him".

RIP.

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