Who is the voice of the New York Yankees? Many fans don’t know his name, but they sure know his voice.
The Yankees announcer is Michael Kay.
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Michael Kay is the Yankees radio play-by-play announcer. He is also a television play-by-play announcer for the YES Network. He is known for his signature home run call, “See ya!”
Michael Kay (born Michael Anthony Tamburro on 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 The Michael Kay Show weekdays on ESPN Radio New York 98.7 FM.
Kay was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, the son of Connie (née Tamburro), an Italian-American, and Rita, who was of Irish descent. He grew up in Stony Point, New York. He graduated from Stony Point High School in 1978 and from Fordham University in 1982 with a degree in communications.
He began his broadcasting career with WABC Radio in 1983 as a weekend sports reporter/anchor. In 1987, he became sports director of WVNJ radio in Newark, New Jersey, where he hosted weekly one-hour broadcast called “SportsTalk.” From 1988–92, he worked as a sports anchor/reporter for WPIX TV here he earned two Emmy awards for his work on Yankees broadcasts.
Kay has been the television play-by-play voice of the New York Yankees on the YES Network since the 2002 season. He has also been a radio host for WFAN and a color commentator for both the Yankees on WPIX and the New York Mets on WOR. Prior to joining YES, Kay worked as a sportscaster for WABC-TV and Channel 11 in New York City, WCBS-TV, and WFAN radio.
Kay was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Riverside. He is Jewish. He graduated from Hackensack High School in 1973 and from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 1977 with a degree in broadcast journalism. His first job was as weekend sports anchor at WKBW-TV in Buffalo, where he worked with future Baseball Hall of Famer Tim McCarver.
John Sterling is the radio play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees. He is known for his home run calls, which include “It’s an A-Bomb from A-Rod!” and “See ya later, alligator!”
Sterling was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He grew up in West Hartford and graduated from Hall High School. He then attended Northwestern University, earning a degree in broadcast journalism. He began his broadcasting career while still a student, working nights at WConn radio in West Hartford. After graduation, he worked for several years at WRKO in Boston before moving to New York City and joining WCBS (880 AM) in 1974.
John Sterling is an American sportscaster. He is currently the radio play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees, a position he has held since 1989.
Prior to his current role, Sterling was the radio play-by-announcer for the Atlanta Braves and Baltimore Orioles. He also called games for CBS Radio and Westwood One.
Sterling is known for his unique home run call, in which he exclaims “Ballgame over, Yankees win! Theeeeeee Yankees win!”
Suzyn Waldman is the current radio broadcaster for the New York Yankees. Waldman is the first woman to hold a full-time position as a color commentator for a Major League Baseball team.
Waldman was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of three daughters of Louis and Sylvia Waldman. Her parents were both from Orthodox Jewish families. Waldman’s paternal grandparents were both born in Vilna, Lithuania; her maternal grandparents were born in Poland. Both Waldman’s parents died when she was young. When Suzyn was nine, the family moved to California.
Waldman graduated magna cum laude from Simmons College in Boston with a degree in Communications.
In 1971, Waldman met Yankees public relations director Marty Appel at Fenway Park. The two married on October 10, 1987. They live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and have two children: Rachel and Daniel.
Suzyn Waldman is an American sportscaster, currently the radio color commentator for Yankees baseball on WFAN and CBS Radio.
Waldman has been the Yankees’ announcer since 2005, succeeding John Sterling. Prior to joining the Yankees, she spent 15 years as a broadcaster for the Boston Red Sox, working both on radio and television.
In addition to her work with the Yankees and Red Sox, Waldman has also called play-by-play for women’s college basketball games on ESPN.