Bob Sheppard

Over 500 Fill Small Church on Long Island To Say Goodbye

Legendary Yankees and Giants public address announcer Bob Sheppard was laid to rest yesterday on Long Island.? Sheppard passed away earlier this week at the age of 99.

Among the admirers at the service - and providing eulogies - were Giants' CEO John Mara, Yankees' GM Brian Cashman and former St. John's basketball icon Lou Carnesecca.

From FOX 5 in New York......

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Taylor In Court Today; Not Guilty Plea Expected

Former Giant LB Lawrence Taylor will be in front of a Rockland County judge today to enter his plea on the criminal charges levied against him stemming from a May 6th incident involving a minor.

Taylor is accused of third-degree rape, criminal sexual act, sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child, and patronizing a prostitute.

He is expected to plead not guilty to all charges.

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Jim Sorgi has plenty of experience backing up a Manning. Sorgi was Peyton Manning's backup for six seasons in Indianapolis before signing with the Giants this offseason to be Eli's backup. He spoke to the Star-Ledger about playing for the Giants and again working with a Manning. Sorgi talked about the transition from Indianapolis to New York.

"The playbook is similar in certain ways.?The terminology, the lingo is different," Sorgi said.?"That's the hardest part: trying to learn how to call everything. And trying not to revert [back to] what you did for six years.

"You can definitely get a feel that this team likes to be physical. Offensively they like to run the ball and play-action pass. And defensively they like to pound [you]. And that's a little different than what the Colts were. The Colts were a little bit more finesse with the drop-back passing game. It's a different scheme, a change for me, but I think I'm going to enjoy being in it."

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From the 1986 NFC Championship Game vs Washington

CBS coverage of player introductions at the start of the 1986 NFC Championship Game vs the Redskins.? PA announcer Bob Sheppard introduces the Giants' offense to a raucous crowd before the most important game in the history of Giants Stadium.

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The Most Familiar Voice in Sports, Bob Sheppard, Passes Away at 99

Public Address announcer Bob Sheppard had a career that spanned over half a century, lending his ominous voice and strategic cadence to New York sports venues such as Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium and St. John's Alumni Hall.

It was said by many visiting baseball players that having Sheppard announce one's name before an at bat was validation that you had made it to the big leagues.? Fans also felt that Sheppard's presence and austerity at a game or event seemed to raise it's importance.? He never wavered in his style.

Sheppard began working for the Yankees in 1951 and the Giants in 1956,? For the next 50 years until his retirement in 2006, It is said Sheppard never had a contract with the Giants, just a handshake agreement with another class act - Giants owner Wellington Mara.

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