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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 17, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Bob Sheppard announced his first game at Yankee Stadium on April 17, 1951. Fittingly, it was a Red Sox-Yankees game.

The first batter he announced was Dom DiMagggio. Ted Williams hit cleanup for the Sox. Boston also had Walt Dropo, Bobby Doerr and Lou Boudreau in the lineup that day.

The Yankees lineup:

Jackie Jensen LF
Phil Ruzzuto SS
Mickey Mantle RF
Joe DiMaggio CF
Yogi Berra C
Johnny Mize 1B
Billy Johnson 3B
Jerry Coleman 2B
Vic Raschi R

Yankee Stadium just isn’t the same without him. Get well soon, sir.

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