Legendary Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard dies [Updated]
[Updated at 10 a.m.: Sheppard died at his Long Island home in Baldwin with his wife, Mary, at his side, the Yankees said.
Yankee spokesman Jason Zillo confirmed Sheppard’s death. No details were available.]
Sheppard started with the Yankees in 1951. Sheppard last worked at Yankee Stadium late in the 2007 season, when he became ill with a bronchial infection. He recorded a greeting to fans that was played at the original ballpark's final game in September 2008. His audio recording still is used to introduce Jeter before each at-bat at home.
--Times wire reports
Photo: Bob Sheppard in 2000. Credit: Reuters