Who Is the New Announcer for the Yankees? The answer may surprise you!
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Introduce the new announcer
The New York Yankees have a new announcer, and his name is Dan Hicks. Hicks comes to the Yankees from the San Francisco Giants, where he served as the play-by-play voice for their games on NBC Sports Bay Area. He has also called games for the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, college football and basketball, and golf’s PGA Tour.
Give a brief history of the Yankees and their announcers
The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York City. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the New York Mets of the National League.
The Yankees began play in the 1912 season as one of the eight charter franchises of the American League. they are owned by Yankee Global Enterprises, an LLC controlled by the family of the late George Steinbrenner, who purchased the team in 1973. Brian Cashman is the team’s general manager, and Aaron Boone is their manager. The team’s home games were played at Yankee Stadium from 1923 to 1973 and from 1976 to 2008. In 1974 and 1975, their home games were played at Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens. In 2009, they moved into new Yankee Stadium in The Bronx; previously serving as its primary tenant from 2009 to 2018 was Major League Soccer (MLB) club New York City FC ( NYCFC). From 2018 to 2019, both teams shared Yankee Stadium again as NYCFC resumed play instead following their inaugural season at Hudson Yards’ neighboring site Columbia Soccer Stadium for two years while Yankee Stadium underwentexpansion-related renovations; following completion of said renovations prior to 2019 ,NYCFC again left Yankeegone ahead and moved east into another new soccer-specific stadium now located just south within Hudson Yards itself on Manhattan’s West Side called
Describe the process of becoming the new announcer
The process of becoming the new announcer for the Yankees is a long and difficult one. First, you must have a strong knowledge of the game of baseball. Second, you must be able to articulate your thoughts clearly and concisely. Third, you must be able to connect with the fans. And fourth, you must be willing to work extremely hard.
Introduce the new announcer’s family
From the moment we hear his voice, we know that John Sterling is the New York Yankees. In announcing games for the last three decades, Sterling has become as much a part of Yankees lore as Monument Park and the home run salute.
Now, after three decades of calling Yankees games, Sterling is being replaced by another broadcaster with a famous last name: Aaron Boone.
Boone, who played for the Yankees from 2003 to 2009, will be the team’s new primary television play-by-play announcer, working alongside former Yankees catcher and current YES Network analyst Jorge Posada.
This isn’t Boone’s first broadcasting gig; he currently serves as an analyst on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball.” But this will be his first time calling play-by-play for a game, let alone one involving his former team.
Give the new announcer’s first impressions of the job
It’s been a busy few weeks for the New York Yankees, and the team’s new announcer has been keeping busy as well. In an interview with MLB.com, John Sterling gave his first impressions of the job and what it’s been like getting acclimated to working with the team.
“I’m having a blast,” Sterling said. “I love being around the guys and I love being at the ballpark. It’s just a great atmosphere.”
Sterling also spoke about how he is still getting used to calling games for the Yankees, but he is enjoying every minute of it.
“It’s definitely different than anything I’ve ever done before,” Sterling said. “But I’m having a lot of fun.”