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Fenway
11-26-2009, 12:04 PM
When he started his first lineup included Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091125&content_id=7717078&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

BleacherBandit
11-26-2009, 12:14 PM
One of the greatest stadium PA-announcers ever. He has a perfect voice for the kind of work he did.

Viva Medias B's
11-26-2009, 01:11 PM
Congrats on a great career, Bob. May you have a number of years to go and watch the Yankees.

Fenway
11-26-2009, 08:48 PM
Congrats on a great career, Bob. May you have a number of years to go and watch the Yankees.

Funny story about Bob at Fenway. He came up to visit Sherm Feller one day when Boston was playing Anaheim. Reggie Jackson came up and Sherm gave the PA to Bob who then introduced Reggie.Jackson steps out of the box and asks the umpire 'What city am I in?'.

jamokes
11-26-2009, 10:34 PM
I would love for a catcher or ump to write a good book about what is said at home plate.

thomas35forever
11-26-2009, 11:42 PM
A retirement well earned, Bob. May you find comfort during the rest of your days.

Nellie_Fox
11-27-2009, 12:33 AM
John Facenda has been dead for 25 years.

Medford Bobby
11-27-2009, 07:29 AM
What about Bob Finnegan, the voice of Old Comiskey??:scratch:

soxinem1
11-27-2009, 10:19 AM
When he started his first lineup included Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091125&content_id=7717078&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091125&content_id=7717078&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb)

One of the few reasons to like the NYY.

Among the many cool things Billy Crystal did when he made '61' was make sure Bob was the PA guy in the movie.



What about Bob Finnegan, the voice of Old Comiskey??:scratch:

Bob was a great PA announcer. No frills, but not corporate-sounding, and he did a nice intro.

But when team went to the arena/pump up the fans type of format, Gene Honda was the man.

gobears1987
11-27-2009, 02:47 PM
John Facenda has been dead for 25 years.
Yeah, he's pretty much the person associated with that nickname for his work with NFL Films.

Jim Shorts
11-27-2009, 11:09 PM
Funny story about Bob at Fenway. He came up to visit Sherm Feller one day when Boston was playing Anaheim. Reggie Jackson came up and Sherm gave the PA to Bob who then introduced Reggie.Jackson steps out of the box and asks the umpire 'What city am I in?'.

Great story. Thanks for sharing. I lol'd

Lundind1
11-29-2009, 12:56 PM
Bob was a great PA announcer. No frills, but not corporate-sounding, and he did a nice intro.

But when team went to the arena/pump up the fans type of format, Gene Honda was the man.

Gene started in the early 80's. Never got a chance to hear the other guy.

RadioheadRocks
11-30-2009, 03:17 AM
My all-time favorite was Bob Betts, the guy with the booming voice who used to be the Brewers' PA announcer at County Stadium.

Not to take anything away from Bob Sheppard though... enjoy your retirement!

ComiskeyBrewer
11-30-2009, 11:24 AM
My all-time favorite was Bob Betts, the guy with the booming voice who used to be the Brewers' PA announcer at County Stadium.


Same. I'll always remember his intros.

"Now batting, John Jaha.........Jaha"

SOXPHILE
11-30-2009, 02:05 PM
John Facenda has been dead for 25 years.


Exactly. There was only one "Voice of God".

Danryan
11-30-2009, 02:14 PM
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