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Sheppard House Resolution

Sheppard House Resolution

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Published by Benjamin Kabak
House Resolution honoring Bob Sheppard
House Resolution honoring Bob Sheppard

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Published by: Benjamin Kabak on Nov 17, 2010
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CONGRESS2
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S
ESSION
 
H. RES.
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Commending Bob Sheppard for his long and respected career as the public-address announcer for the New York Yankees and the New York Giants.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
J
ULY
15, 2010Mrs. M
C
C
 ARTHY
of New York (for herself, Mr. W
EINER
, Mr. M
URPHY
of New York, Mr. H
 ALL
of New York, Mr. P
 ALLONE
, Mr. N
 ADLER
of New York,Mr. S
ERRANO
, Mr. M
EEKS
of New York, and Mr. P
 ASCRELL
) submittedthe following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Over-sight and Government Reform
RESOLUTION
Commending Bob Sheppard for his long and respected careeras the public-address announcer for the New York Yan-kees and the New York Giants. Whereas Bob Sheppard served as the public-address an-nouncer for the New York Yankees from opening day in1951 through 2007; Whereas Bob Sheppard served as the public-address an-nouncer for the New York Giants from 1956 through2005; Whereas Bob Sheppard announced at 62 World Seriesgames, 2 All-Star Games, and introduced more than 72Hall of Famers throughout his career, with his often-
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heard, booming voice eventually earning him the nick-name ‘‘The Voice of God’’; Whereas Bob Sheppard utilized his great oratory skills notonly in the sports arena, but as the chairman of thespeech department at John Adams High School inQueens, New York, and as an adjunct professor of speechat St. John’s University; Whereas Bob Sheppard was honored for his 50 memorable years of service as the announcer at Yankee Stadium with ‘‘Bob Sheppard Day’’, celebrated on May 7, 2000,and with a permanent plaque in Monument Park behind Yankee Stadium in the Bronx; Whereas Bob Sheppard’s clear, distinctive voice has set thestandard of sports announcing, and has become ingrainedin the fans and players as a widely recognized and re- vered Yankees tradition; Whereas Bob Sheppard’s voice will continue to live on as therecorded introduction of Yankees’ shortstop Derek Jeter; Whereas Bob Sheppard lived for 70 years in Baldwin, New York, and spent 4 years playing in semi-professional foot- ball leagues on Long Island, including the Valley StreamRed Raiders and the Hempstead Monitors; and Whereas Bob Sheppard died on July 11, 2010, at his homein Baldwin, New York, at age 99: Now, therefore, be it
 Resolved,
That the House of Representatives—
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(1) recognizes the legacy of Bob Sheppard and
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his distinctive announcements as a revered tradition
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not only to the New York Yankees and the New
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