Bill Shannon, Yankee Stadium official scorer, passes away at 69

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Via Alex Belth, Yankee Stadium official scorer Bill Shannon was killed in a house fire today. He was 69. Shannon lived in the West Caldwell, New Jersey home with his elderly mother, who was saved from the fire by neighbors. It’s been a tough year in Yankeeland, and even though Mr. Shannon was not as prominent a figure as, say, Bob Sheppard, it’s still sad to hear. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Too bad I can’t find a picture. This thread could really use a memorial picture of him.

  • Xstar7

    That’s a darn shame. My condolences to his family. Why is it that so many people involved with the Yankees are dying?

  • Erica

    Seriously, are the Yankees cursed this year or what? RIP… that’s a terrible way to go. :(

  • http://www.lennysyankees.com lenNY’s Yankees

    Is your second to last sentence worded the way you meant?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Horrible way to go out. Condolences to his family.

  • rek4gehrig

    RIP Bill

  • icebird753

    Don’t know why my comment got deleted, so I’ll say it again: RIP, Bill. What an awful way to die.