NEW YORK -- When Derek Jeter plays his final game at Yankee Stadium, Bob Sheppard will exit along with the New York Yankees captain. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Hornets Jersey . Nicknamed "The Voice of God" for his stylish, elegant introductions, Sheppard was the ballparks public address announcer from April 1951 until Sept. 7, 2007. Before Sheppard took ill, Jeter asked Sheppard to record his introduction, which has been used when the Yankees captain walked to the plate for home games. "Hes as important as any player thats been here. Hes part of the experience," Jeter said after Monday nights win over the Baltimore Orioles. "Part of the experience of Yankee Stadium is Bob Sheppards voice." Sheppard debuted for the Yankees on April 17, 1951, and worked his final game on Sept. 5, 2007. He missed the 2007 AL division series because of a bronchial infection, ending his streak of 121 consecutive post-season games at Yankee Stadium. He was replaced by Jim Hall, his longtime sub, and Paul Olden took over when the Yankees moved to the new ballpark in 2009. Sheppard announced his retirement after the 2009 season and died in July 2010 at age 99. Jeter, the Yankees 40-year-old captain, is likely to play his final home game Thursday night, since New York probably will miss the playoffs. He said he had gone to Sheppard with the idea of the recording. "Thats the only voice Id heard growing up, and thats the only voice I wanted to hear when I was announced at home," Jeter said. "And fortunately he agreed to do it." Recordings of Sheppard are used to welcome fans to Yankee Stadium at times, but Jeters introduction will be its last in-game airing. Dell Curry Hornets Jersey . The South Africa international, who rejoined the club last month on loan from Tottenham, opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a powerful shot into the roof of the net. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Jersey . It was well worth the wait. Manning and the Denver Broncos waited eight long months, then another 33 minutes to get the season started because of a lightning storm.Ovince Saint Preux will replace injured light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in the main event at UFC 197 against Jon Jones, the promotion announced on Saturday. Saint Preux will step in for Cormier in Jones comeback fight on April 23, with an interim title belt on the line. Cormier (17-1) was forced out of the fight with a lower left leg injury. Ovince Saint Preux will face Jon Jones for the interim light heavyweight title Jones previously defeated Cormier via decision in January 2015, but Cormier won the vacant UFC 205-pound belt four months later after the UFC suspended Jones for legal troubles stemming from a car accident in Albuquerque.Jones was reinstated by the UFC last October. He defended the light heavyweight title eight times before his suspension, establishing himself as the top pound-for-pound fighter in MMA. Jon Jones (L) celebrates after defeating Daniel Comier (R) during their light heavyweight title fight The 28-year-old Jones took to social media early on Saturday to state his willingness to fight a replacement opponent at either light heavyweight or heeavyweight. Frank Kaminsky Jersey. .Hey, you all know Im not into taking last-minute fights, its not the way me and my trainers do things, said Jones in a post on Instagram. But this last years been real crazy and I feel like I owe my fans so much.UFC, whether youve got a heavyweight, light heavyweight - doesnt matter. Lets keep this main event going. Send em my way.That marks a change in approach for Jones who famously forced UFC 151 to be cancelled in August 2012 when he refused to fight Chael Sonnen on eight days notice after his scheduled opponent Dan Henderson was forced to pull out of their title fight due to injury.At the time, Dana White said: This is probably one of my all-time lows as being president of UFC.The fight against Jones represents a huge opportunity for Saint Preux, who is the UFCs number six ranked light heavyweight contender, but one of only two men among the top eight that Jones has yet to beat. Anthony Johnson is not fit to fight at UFC 197 The other is number two ranked contender Anthony Rumble Johnson, who Jones was scheduled to defend his title against at UFC 187 in May 2015 before he was suspended by the UFC.Johnson appeared to be the natural choice to step in for Cormier but he underwent a dental procedure last week which ruled him out, according to Ariel Helwani of Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '