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Yankees announcer John Sterling botches another home run call

Another swing and a miss for a John Sterling.

The legendary Yankees radio announcer made another mic error when he called a home run by Toronto third baseman Matt Chapman in Monday’s 3-2 win against the Blue Jays.

The only problem was that Chapman didn’t hit a home run. At the end of the second, Chapman’s strike was intercepted by Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton – who was beaming after colliding with the wall to complete the catch.

Giancarlo Stanton makes a comeback against the wall against the Blue Jays on May 2, 2022.
Giancarlo Stanton makes a comeback against the wall against the Blue Jays on May 2, 2022.
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After Chapman’s hit, Sterling gave a play-by-play, saying, “Stanton goes back on the track on the wall, jump and she’s gone. This is a home game.”

Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman, who was calling the game with Sterling, could be heard saying “no.”

Sterling, meanwhile, still didn’t know what was going on and questioned why the Yankees were “everyone waiting” when Chapman ran off the field.

John Sterling in the Yankees' radio booth
John Sterling in the Yankees’ radio booth
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“Because Stanton caught the ball,” Waldman replied.

Sterling finally understood, but his reaction came a little too late.

“Oh, and Chapman’s coming onto the field,” he said. “Stanton never returned the ball (note: he actually did). Stanton just stole a home run from Chapman. Wow, what a piece by Stanton.”

Just a few weeks earlier, Sterling had another botched moment at the mic when he called out a home run by Stanton that wasn’t one. Toronto left fielder Raimel Tapia made the catch in the warning lane and finished the inning.

Sterling quickly corrected himself when he saw Tapia throw the ball in the air after the catch.

The Yankees continue their streak with the Blue Jays on Tuesday in Toronto.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/03/yankees-announcer-john-sterling-botches-another-home-run-call/ Yankees announcer John Sterling botches another home run call

JOE HERNANDEZ

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