The Voice of the Yankees to Miss Opening Day

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The new Yankee Stadium won't sound the same on opening day.

Bob Sheppard, the longtime voice of the New York Yankees, will
miss the start of the season while he continues to recover from a
bronchial infection.

Now in his late 90s, Sheppard became the public-address announcer at the old Yankee Stadium in 1951. He missed last season because of his illness.

In a statement Tuesday, Sheppard said he looked forward to working games at the new stadium.