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John Sterling’s Home Run Calls

John Sterling’s Home Run Calls
john sterling's home runs calls
John Sterling mobbing with 1996 World Series Champion Charlie Hayes at the 2011 Old Timers Game at The Stadium. Photo credit: orange10573.

[Updated December 15, 2017] — New York Yankees radio announcer John Sterling — along with Michael Kay on the TV side — have provided the indelible soundtrack to some of the greatest, forever memorable moments in recent New York Yankees history, and continue to do so. Here is a living, breathing list of John Sterling’s home run calls to date. If we’ve missed any, please let us know.
 

CURRENT 40-MAN ROSTER

  • Austin, Tyler : Tyler a yellow ribbon on that one! Austin powers one to [location]! Yeah, baby!
  • Bird, Greg : Bye, bye birdie! The Birdman of New York strikes again!
  • Ellsbury, Jacoby : Ells-buries it! A jack by Jacoby!
  • Frazier, Clint : Downtown goes Frazier! That Frayzah will amaze ya!
  • Gardner, Brett : Gardner plants one! Gardy … goes yardy! (new in 2017: It’s a Gardy party!) 
  • Gregoruis, Didi : On, yes in-Didi! Gregorius makes Yankee fans euphoresis!
  • Hicks, Aaron : Hicks hits one to the sticks! Aaron hammers one to (location)!
  • Judge, Aaron : Here comes the Judge! On judgment day, he homers to (location)! Also: He’s judge and jury. And this is judgment day.
  • Sanchez, Gary : Gary is scary! He is the Sanchize! The Sanchino!
  • Stanton, Giancarlo : To be determined, which won’t be long.
  • Romine, Austin : Austin powers one to (location)! Everything is fine … with Romine!
  • Torreyes, Ronald : Torreyes is terrific! Bonny Ronny!

 

Gary Sanchez’s First Career Home Run


 

PAST YANKEES

  • Abreu, Bobby (2006-08) : El comedulce! Bobby Abreu is as sweet as candy!
  • Ackley, Dustin : Dustin goes bustin’!
  • Adams, David (2013) : David is Goliath!
  • Alamonte, Zoilo (2013-14) : You know what (opponent) is thinking: Curses, Zoiled again!
  • Anna, Dean (2014) : Anna is on the Dean’s list!
  • Beltran, Carlos (2014-16) : Beltran belts one! Los is on the loose!
  • Berkman, Lance (2010) : Sir Lancelot rides to the rescue! C’est lui! C’est lui!
  • Betemit, Wilson (2007-08) : You can bet on Betemit. For the Betemit of the Yankees, Wilson hits it out!
  • Boesch, Brennan (2013) : BB hits a BB! That’s Boesch, b’gosh!
  • Butler, Billy (2016) : Yes, the Butler did it!
  • Cabrera, Melky (2005-09) : The Melk Man delivers! That’s the Melky Way!
  • Cano, Robinson (2005-13) : Robbie Cano! Dontcha know?
  • Carter, Chris (2017) : Carter hits it harder!
  • Castro, Starlin (2016-17) : Star light, star bright. Starlin just hit one with all his might. Starlin is darlin’!
  • Choi, Ji-Man (2017) : Ji-Man is a He-Man! Oh boy, Oh Choi!
  • Damon, Johnny (2006-09) : He hit a Johnny rocket! Positively Damonic! He’s Johnny on the spot!
  • Drew, Stephen (2014-15) : Stephen Drew! How do you do! He serves a Drew-ski!
  • Duncan, Shelly (2007-09) : The Yankees run on Duncan!
  • Francisco, Ben (2013) : He opened his Golden Gates and hit it into the seats! Hey! It’s a Ben Francisco Treat!
  • Frazier, Todd (2017) : He is the Toddfather! In Todd we trust!
  • Garcia, Karim (2002, 2003) : The Karim of the crop!
  • Giambi, Jason (2002-08) : The Giambino!
  • Granderson, Curtis (2010-13) : He’s something sort of Grandish! (Singing: The Grandyman can! Oh, the Grandyman can!)
  • Green, Nick (2006) : It ain’t easy being Green!
  • Hafner, Travis (2013) : Travis becomes a Pronx Bomber! A Hafner Homer!
  • Headley, Chase (2014-17) : You can bank on Chase. Headley is deadly!
  • Hinske, Eric (2009) : Hinske with your best shot!
  • Holliday, Matt (2017) : (singing) Happy Holliday! Happy Holiday! (/singing) Matt has bat!
  • Ibanez, Raul (2012) : Raul — so cool!
  • Jeter, Derek (1995-2014) : El Capitan! It’s a Jeter jolt!
  • Johnson, Kelly (2014) : Kelly killed it!
  • Jones, Andruw (2011-12) : Andruw Jones makes his bones!
  • Jones, Garrett (2015) : Keeping up with the Joneses!
  • Kearns, Austin (2010) : Austin powers a home run!
  • Martin, Russell (2011) : Russell shows muscle, Monsieur Martin est la!
  • Martinez, Tino (1996-2001, 2005) : The Bamtino!
  • Matsui, Hideki (2003-09) : It’s a thrilla… from Godzilla! The sayonara kid does it again!
  • McCann, Brian (2014-16) : (Singing: Oh McCann can, yes McCann can!)
  • Miranda, Juan (2007-09) : Juan gone!
  • Montero, Jesus (2011) : Jesus has been turned loose!
  • Molina, Jose (2007-09) : Jose, can you see that!
  • Murphy, John Ryan (2013-15) : John Ryan sends one flyin’!
  • Nady, Xaiver (2008-09) : X marks the spot!
  • Nix, Jayson (2012-13) : A Nix knock! Hasten, Jayson. Round the bases!
  • Nunez, Eduardo (2010-13) : Nuney to the mooney!
  • Olerud, John (2004) : Johnny O!
  • Parmelee, Chris : Parm does harm! He christens the (location) seats!
  • Pearce, Steve (2012) : Pearce is fierce!
  • Peña, Ramiro (2009-12) : Ramiro Pena .. Nino!
  • Posada, Jorge (1995-2011) : Jorgie juiced one!
  • Phelps, Josh (2007) : Josh Phelps. Boy does he helps!
  • Phillips, Andy (2004-07) : Fill it up, Phillips!
  • Prado, Martin (2014) : Martin is keen. He is the Prado of the Yankees!
  • Refsnyder, Rob : Rob Refsynder has Seoul!
  • Reynolds, Mark (2013) : It’s a Reynold’s Wrap! You’re on the Mark, Reynolds!
  • Roberts, Brian (2014) : Bye bye Brian!
  • Rodriguez, Alex (2004-13, 2015-16) : It’s an A-bomb! From A-Rod!
  • Ryan, Brendan (2013-15) : That was Ryan’s Hope!
  • Sheffield, Gary (2004-06) : The master Sheff! A Sheff special!
  • Solarte, Yangervis (2014) : Never nervous Yangervis! (Singing: So-laaar-tey)
  • Soriano, Alfonso (1999-2003, 2013-14) : Sori, right number! (Singing: Who’s Sori now?)
  • Spencer, Shane (1998-2002) : Shane Spencer … the home run dispenser!
  • Stewart, Chris (2008, 2012-13) : Stewart christens the seats!
  • Swisher, Nick (2009-12) : Jolly Old St. Nick! Nick is positively Swish-a-licious!
  • Suzuki, Ichiro (2012-14) : Ichiro, the Yankees’ rising son, says sayonara!
  • Thames, Marcus (2002, 2010) : Happy Thames are here again!
  • Teixeira, Mark (2009-16) : Mark sends a Tex message! You’re on the Mark, Teixeira!
  • Ventura, Robin (2002-03) : Robin becomes Batman!
  • Wells, Vernon (2013) : The Bronx is Vernon! Wells rings the bells!
  • Wheeler, Zelous (2014) : Wheels up for Zelous!
  • Williams, Bernie (1991-2006) : Bernie goes boom! Bern, baby, Bern!
  • Winn, Randy (2010) : He helps the Yankees … Winn!
  • Youkilis, Kevin (2013) : It’s a nuke! From Youk! Youkilis is Kevin sent!
  • Young, Chris (2014-15) : Younger than springtime! Chris… forever young!

 

Pictured above: John Sterling speaks at The Jorge Posada Foundation’s Decade of Difference celebration on November 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Jorge Posada Foundation)

 

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