On November 26, 2009 — New York Yankees Public Address announcer Bob Sheppard stating lack of stamina officially retires at the age of 99.

Known as the “Voice of God,” Sheppard had been the Yankees PA announcer from 1951 to 2007 before his deteriorating health forced him to step down. He briefly returned in 2008 to announce the Yankees lineup for the final game at the old Yankee Stadium.

During his 50 plus seasons behind the microphone introducing lineups which have included Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter.

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