John Sterling is a legend amongst broadcasters in Main League Baseball. Sterling has been calling New York Yankees video games since 1989, and he’s nonetheless going robust at 84 years previous. One would suppose that Sterling has seen all of it after overlaying the game reside for 5 a long time, however baseball has a manner of all the time discovering one thing new to offer us. On Saturday evening in opposition to the Boston Crimson Sox, Sterling turned the story of the sport for exhibiting some grit and resilience within the press field.
As New York was closing out its 3-1 victory within the ninth inning, Sterling was hit within the face with a foul ball. The ball made a loud thump as he entered the press field, and Sterling could possibly be heard yelling “ow! ow!” earlier than saying the ball hit him. Nonetheless, Sterling shook it off and made it to the ultimate out to name one other Yankees win.
WFAN tweeted the video of the ball hitting Sterling on Saturday evening, and it’s fairly unimaginable to observe:
That ball actually appeared to hit him arduous. After all, Sterling demurred by calling it a “glancing blow” after the sport.
Right here’s what the decision sounded prefer to followers watching the sport.
Justin Turner was the Crimson Sox batter who hit the foul ball. After the sport, he signed it for Sterling with a particular message.
From Suzyn Waldman’s Instagram: “Justin Turner signed the ball that hit John! “To John, irrespective of the place you sit at a ballgame, you’re by no means secure!” We put a bandaid on the ball!” pic.twitter.com/cgQjuZFCzW
— Bryan Hoch ⚾️ (@BryanHoch) June 11, 2023
You suppose a baseball to the face goes to cease Sterling from ending a sport? No probability. The Yankees want all of the wins they will get to maintain tempo within the AL East this season, and Sterling was there along with his signature name — “theeeeee Yankees win!” — to punctuate the victory.