On Sterling’s 80th birthday, Kay produced a home run call to remember.
John Sterling is a living legend.
On the Yankees radio man’s 80th birthday, YES Network broadcaster Michael Kay produced a call to remember on a Giancarlo Stanton three-run home run.
With the Yankees up 1-0 in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves, Stanton hit an opposite field bomb to put the Bombers up 4-0.
On the call, Kay paid tribute to Sterling, saying “”Giancarlo, non si può stoparlo!” The call was a play on the Italian phrase, “Non può essere fermato,” which means “you can not stop it.” Sterling famously went with the home run call for Stanton’s first bomb as a Yankee.
Watch the homer below.
Kay’s call drew a big laugh from partner Paul O’Neill, and with good reason.
Sterling has been the radio voice of the Yankees for the past 30 years and has not missed a single game since 1990.
Well done, Michael.