The New York Yankees announced the departure of one of the all-time great radio announcers in the organization.

John Sterling Retires From Yankee Organization

On Monday, April 15th, 2024, The New York Yankees organization released a statement announcing the retirement of play-by-play announcer John Sterling.

Sterling has called 5,420 regular-season Yankee games and 211 post-season Yankee games. In the statement, the Yankees also explained that Sterling's retirement would be "effective immediately."


At 85 years old, Sterling has had a phenomenal career calling the Yankee games for over 35 years and became a radio legend with homerun calls like "Bernie goes boom! Bern, baby, Bern!" and "An A-Bomb, From A-Rod!"

On the Yankee's social media account, Sterling wrote:

As a little boy growing up in New York as a Yankees fan, I was able to broadcast the Yankees for 36 years. It's all to my benefit and I leave very, very happy.

Former Yankees Congratulate John Sterling on His Career

Throughout his career, Sterling had the opportunity to call some of the most historic games in Yankees history alongside Suzyn Waldman. The Yankees players had a big love for John.

I remember hearing a story about how some fans didn't appreciate the "A-Bomb, From A-Rod" call and wanted Sterling to stop saying it. To which A-Rod told Sterling his mother loved it and to keep it around.

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Yankee great Derek Jeter took to social media to congratulate Sterling writing "Congrats to John Sterling on an amazing career" adding:

I’ve had the pleasure of listening to and working with John for decades. He is a major part of Yankee history and will be greatly missed.

Yankees to Honor John Sterling in The Bronx

On Saturday, April 20th, 2024 The New York Yankees will hold a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium and Sterling will make an appearance in the WFAN booth. You can read the full statement from The New York Yankees on John Sterling's career below:

As a diehard Yankees fan, I'll miss hearing John Sterling and his infamous call of the game, but most of all I'll miss that final call after a Yankee win: " Ball game over. Yankees win! Thaaaaaaaaaa Yankees Win!"

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