H.Res. 1529: Commending Bob Sheppard for his long and respected career as the public-address announcer for the New York Yankees and the New York Giants.

H.Res. 1529

Commending Bob Sheppard for his long and respected career as the public-address announcer for the New York Yankees and the New York Giants.

Date
November 16, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1529 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, November 15, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) on July 15, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1529 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Recognizes the legacy of Bob Sheppard and his distinctive announcements as a revered tradition not only to the New York Yankees and the New York Giants, but also to the games of baseball and football and the field of sports announcing; and
  • “Commends Bob Sheppard for his 52 years of service as a public-address announcer and his long tenure as a speech professor.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, Bob Sheppard served as the public-address announcer for the New York Yankees from opening day in 1951 through 2007.