Bob Sheppard was one of a kind

The Yanks lost their beloved announcer on Sunday; the world is a poorer place for it

Updated: July 12, 2010, 7:10 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

For more than a half-century, Bob Sheppard did what baseball teams demand of their pitchers: He repeated his delivery, again and again and again, day in, day out, the same way every single time.

And during that time, he did what all businesses, even professional baseball teams, used to demand of their employees: that they represent their employers with the utmost class, dignity and professionalism.

We live in a different world now -- a world in which louder, gaudier ...

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