Friday, our buddy Pete Caldera, from Northjersey.com was on The Drive with Charlie & Dan. Pete is the beat writer for the New York Yankees and relayed a story that he wrote about in Friday's paper regarding Yankee legendary radio broadcaster John Sterling.
For the last 15 years the New York Yankees' Radio broadcast has featured John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. The upcoming and 16th season will remain the same. Last season was the first time in 30 years that Sterling had missed a broadcast. So there were some questions as to whether or not the duo would remain intact.
For the first time since John Sterling's first season as the voice of the New York Yankees he will miss a game. This Thursday is not only July 4th, it's also Sterling's 81st birthday and his first day off in 30 years.
It's been a long running joke on the show this season that with all the injuries sooner or later even the great John Sterling might run out of Home Run calls. Well believe it or not it finally happened. Last night Yankees' shortstop Thairo Estrada hit his first career home run off of Seattle Mariners' pitcher 'King' Felix Hernandez and Sterling had nothing.
The Yankees beat the Red Sox last night by a score of 3-1, but the best moment of the game may have come in the second inning when Yankee broadcasters John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman had a fun back-and-forth trying to pronounce Niskayuna.
Listen in as the Yankees duo tries to pronounce the town and then tries to figure out where its located and what the population is...
Here at 104.5 The Team, we are Your Home For New York Yankees Baseball, so we have to bestow our biggest congratulations to our colleagues, Yankees broadcasters John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman:
The duo will be inducted into the NYS Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame on June 10 at the Conrad Hotel in New York City...
The recent injury to closer Andrew Miller may turn out to be a devastating blow to not only the New York Yankees bullpen, but the entire team as well. With Ellsbury on the DL since May 19th and the concern on the arms of a few pitchers, the teams health may be the most important factor when it comes to the team's playoff hopes.