Sheppard laid to rest on Long Island

Updated: July 15, 2010, 10:27 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

BALDWIN, N.Y. -- The long and distinguished life of Bob Sheppard was celebrated Thursday morning at a funeral Mass in his hometown on Long Island.

Several hundred family, friends and fans gathered at St. Christopher's Church to honor and remember the longtime New York Yankees and New York Giants public address announcer, who died Sunday at the age of 99.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, Giants president and CEO John Mara and former St. John's men's basketball coach Lou Carnesecca ...

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