QUEENS, N.Y. – St. John's Hall of Fame basketball coach Lou Carnesecca and Hall of Fame baseball coach and Athletics Director Emeritus John W. "Jack" Kaiser remember longtime friend and St. John's alum, seven-time varsity letterwinner in the sports of football and baseball, professor and announcer Bob Sheppard, who passed away early Sunday morning at the age of 99.
"Bob was truly one of the giants in the history of New York City sports, and earned acclaim all over the country," said Carnesecca.
"He was a football and baseball player at St. John's during the time of the Wonder Five, and he went on to be an instructor at St. John's and of course, the ‘Voice of the Yankees' where he was better known as the ‘Voice of God.' We are all truly saddened to hear of his passing."
Said Kaiser, who served as St. John's Director of Athletics from 1973-95, "We are obviously saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He was a true gentleman, a great teacher and a wonderful announcer. We will all miss him dearly."