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Mantle, Sheppard remembered in Bronx

Mantle, Sheppard remembered in Bronx

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NEW YORK -- Mickey Mantle and Bob Sheppard were forever linked on April 17, 1951, the day a rookie slugger from Oklahoma heard his name spoken at Yankee Stadium by an announcer working his first day on the job.

Mantle and Sheppard may have broken in together that day against the Red Sox, but they shared a connection long before getting to the Bronx. Both were born on Oct. 20 and would have celebrated birthdays during the Yankees' 7-2 victory over the Rangers in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday.

Sheppard, who passed away on July 12, was born in 1910 and would have turned 100 on Wednesday. His memory was acknowledged with a moment of reflection before the first pitch of Game 5. Mantle, who died in 1995, was born in 1931.

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