Perhaps no person currently associated with the organization has seen as much New York Yankees baseball, and history, as long-time radio announcer John Sterling.
The 84-year-old added another chapter to his legendary career on Wednesday, as he witnessed Aaron Judge launch his 61st home run of the 2022 season off of Blue Jays reliever Tim Mayza. The bomb tied Roger Maris for the American League, and Yankees, record for most in a season.
Sterling did not disappoint with his call of the 'Judge-ian blast', as heard by WFAN listeners and Yankees fans around the New York area:
NUMBER 61! HE TIES ROOOOOOGER MARIS for the American League single-season record with 61 home runs!
It's a two-run JUDGIAN blast! Here Comes the Judge! pic.twitter.com/e44pNHcXXf
— John Sterling Calls (@JSterlingCalls) September 29, 2022
Sterling, who became the Yankees full-time radio announcer in 1989, announced earlier this year that he would be working a reduced schedule for the 2022 season. However, he recently returned to full-time work due to Judge's pursuit of the home run record.
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