The Best Names I Ever Heard Bob Sheppard Announce: A Listicle

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Bob Sheppard, 1910-2010


  • Marco Scutaro
  • Mike LaValliere
  • Scott Hatteberg
  • Benny Agbayani
  • Pete Incaviglia
  • Tony Graffanino
  • John Jaha
  • Shigetoshi Hasegawa
  • Hiram Bocachica
  • Fernando Vina
  • Mickey Tettleton
  • Erubiel Durazo
  • Mickey Morandini
  • Tadahito Iguchi
  • Frank Catalanotto
  • Guillermo Quiroz
  • Mike Gallego
  • Gary Disarcina
  • Carlos Baerga
  • Chuck Knoblauch
  • Mark McLemore

Go ahead. Say them aloud in your best Bob Sheppard voice and you'll see what I mean.

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Robot Frempkins

I've been going to Yankees games since 1978, so I'll add Mike Pagliarulo to that list.

Least mellifluous name Bob Sheppard ever said: Pat Listach.

Carl Yastrzemski.

Did he ever have to announce Marc Rzepczynski?

I'm surprised Iracane didn't have "Derek Jeter" on his list.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia or Orestes Destrade.

And I know he's a tennis player, but I would've loved to have heard him say 'Yevgeny Kafelnikov.'


To that end, Phony, I would've LOVED to have heard him announce a hockey game or two. That would've opened up a whole new pile of fun there - Sergei Fedorov, Steve Yzerman, Jaromir Jagr, Jari Kurri, Alexander Ovechkin...

From all the Giants games I attended over the years, I'd add the following:

Brad Daluiso
Jeff Hostetler
Philippi Sparks

and of course Mark Bavaro.

Rod Barajas
Pia Zadora

Rocco Baldelli. Shocking, I know.

I'm with the colonel, I feel like "Derek... JEET-ah" might not be the most interesting name he ever said, but the obvious relish with which he said it elevates the name. It's like the difference between having your photograph taken and having John Singer Sargent paint you. Ineffable.

Again, I am a Red Sox fan.

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