The New York Yankees have a long and storied history, and so do their commentators. Who are the men (and woman) behind the microphone?
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Michael Kay is the primary play-by-play commentator for the New York Yankees. He is also a contributor to ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” and “Monday Night Baseball”. Prior to joining the Yankees, Kay spent 10 years as the television voice of the New York Mets. He is a three-time New York Emmy Award winner.
Broadcasting partner Suzyn Waldman is often critical of Kay’s work, and the two have had a number of on-air arguments. In 2007, Kay told the New York Post that he and Waldman “should get married”, but said that there was no chance of a real-life relationship between the two.
Kay has been married four times. He has three sons: Joshua, Andrew, and Matthew. Joshua is an attorney in Washington, D.C., Andrew is a senior at Brown University, and Matthew is a student at Iona Preparatory School.
Michael Kay (born February 2, 1961) is an American sportscaster. He is the television play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees on the YES Network and WPIX, and hosts CenterStage on CNNSI.
Kay began his broadcasting career while still a student at Fordham University. He called games for WFUV, Fordham’s radio station. Upon graduation, he served as the voice of the AA Hudson Valley Renegades from 1983 to 1987. He then spent four years as a broadcaster for the AAA Syracuse Chiefs. In 1992, Kay joined Joe Morgan as the broadcast team for the New York Yankees on WABC radio. In 2002, Kay and Morgan were replaced by John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman as the Yankee radio team.
Kay has been with the YES Network since its inception in 2002, serving as both a play-by-play announcer and studio host. When not calling Yankee games, Kay serves as host of CenterStage on CNNSI. He has also appeared as a color commentator on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball and as a fill-in host on ESPN Radio’s The Michael Kay Show.
Ken Singleton is currently one of the New York Yankees’ commentators. He is a former Major League Baseball outfielder, and has been a commentator for the Yankees since 1997. Singleton also does work as an analyst for the MLB Network.
Ken Singleton was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1947. He attended George W. Wingate High School before receiving a baseball scholarship to play at Maryland Eastern Shore. In 1970, he was drafted in the first round by the Montreal Expos. After five seasons in the minors, he made his major league debut with the Expos in 1974.
Singleton played eight seasons with the Expos, before being traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 1982. He would go on to play eleven seasons with the Orioles, where he won two World Series titles (1983 and 1987). He also became known for his broad knowledge of the game and his often folksy sayings, such as “That ball is gone like a bad penny!”
Singleton retired from playing baseball in 1991 and became a commentator for Orioles games on Home Team Sports (now MASN). He has been working as an analyst for Yankees games on the YES Network since 1997.
Ken Singleton was born on August 10, 1947, in New York City. He played Major League Baseball for 16 seasons as an outfielder and designated hitter, from 1970 to 1986. Singleton was a three-time All-Star and won the American League batting title in 1982 with a .288 average. He also won the Silver Slugger Award that year as the AL’s best DH. After his playing career, Singleton became a broadcaster for the Baltimore Orioles from 1987 to 2006. He then joined the YES Network’s broadcast team for the New York Yankees in 2007.
David Cone, born in Kansas City, Missouri on January 2, 1963, is a former professional baseball pitcher who played for five different Major League Baseball teams from 1986 to 2003. Cone spent his best years with the New York Yankees, where he won five World Series championships. He now works as a commentator for the Yankees.
David Brian Cone (born January 2, 1963), nicknamed “Coney”, is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, and current color commentator for the Yankees on the YES Network. A five-time World Series champion, he pitched a perfect game in 1999. He is the author of Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher, released in May 2019 by HarperCollins.
Cone was born in Kansas City, Missouri, grew up in Apollo, Pennsylvania, and attended Springfield High School in Delaware County. He played newly organized youth baseball in Apollo as part of the Little League system. As a teenager his curveball was so effective that he was selected to play on an all-star travel baseball team that included future major leaguers Scott McGregor and Mickey Mahler; the team won 44 games and lost none. Cone attended Jersey Shore Community College for one semester where he played college baseball before transferring to Kantner, Pennsylvania’s Mount Aloysius College where he earned his degree in physical education.
David Cone was born on January 2, 1963, in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri, where he played baseball and was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 1981. He made his major league debut with the Royals in 1986 and pitched for them until 1992, when he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. He won a World Series title with the Jays in 1992 and was traded to the New York Yankees in 1995. Cone pitched for the Yankees until 2000, when he was traded to the Boston Red Sox. He retired from baseball after pitching for the Sox in 2001.
Cone’s career highlights include being named an All-Star five times (1988, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1999), winning four World Series titles (1992 with Toronto, 1996, 1998, 1999 with New York), and being named the Cy Young Award winner in 1994. He currently serves as a commentator for Yankees games on the YES Network.