May 27, 2024

With immediate effect, John Sterling, the renowned voice of the New York Yankees on radio, has retired due to health concerns. After an illustrious 36-year tenure with the franchise, the Yankees made the announcement on Monday.

The team will pay tribute to Sterling during a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium this Saturday. Known for his distinct personality, captivating voice, and memorable home run calls, Sterling has left an indelible mark on Yankees fans.

Yankees iconic radio voice John Sterling retiring immediately, team  announces | Fox News

In recent years, Sterling had gradually reduced his workload and intended to accompany the team on a limited number of road trips during the 2024 season. However, after the season’s opening road trip against the Houston Astros and Arizona Diamondbacks, followed by the first homestand, he concluded that the time had come to retire.

A New York native, Sterling provided play-by-play commentary for 5,420 regular-season games and 211 playoff matches for the Yankees. Remarkably, he called games consecutively from September 1989 to July 2019, totaling 5,060 consecutive broadcasts.

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