New York Yankees Broadcaster John Sterling Takes First Days Off In 30 Years

New York Yankees broadcaster John Sterling, who will turn 81 years old on Thursday, has taken his first days off due to illness in 30 years.

Sterling handles play-by-play for the team’s radio broadcasts, currently on Wfan, and will call Tuesday and Wednesday games featuring “Subway Series” matchups against the New York Mets. Starting on Thursday’s broadcast of the Yankees-Tampa Bay Devil Rays game, he will replaced by by Ryan Ruocco of Yes and ESPN. The arrangement will cover four games between the Yankees and the Devil Rays. After that series wraps on Sunday, all Major League Baseball teams will take a break for the All-Star Game on July 9.

According to the New York Post, which broke the news, Sterling cited an unspecified illness. “For the moment, I’m a little under the weather,” Sterling told the paper. “I’ve put in the time. I want to feel
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