At the subway platform across from Yankee Stadium, you're reminded of two men who played a big role in the success of the franchise. The team owner since 1973, George M. Steinbrenner III, turned a relatively modest investment into a billion-dollar sports property. The team stays in his family following his death at age 80. The man I succeeded as public address announcer for the Yankees, Bob Sheppard, lived a fruitful and varied life of 99 years. He held the PA position for 57 of those years. The likes of those two icons won't be seen again anytime soon.