Footage of the moment a foul ball was hit has surfaced. New York Yankees broadcaster John Sterling has surfaced.
The longtime voice of the Yankees show got a smack in the head when she announced New York’s 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
Red Sox star Justin Turner sent a foulball all the way to the broadcast booth in the ninth inning and hit Sterling (84) in the forehead.
WFAN radio listeners could hear the station yell “Ow!” living in pain after the accident on air.
The broadcaster published the following day a video From the moment Sterling got hit.
It showed the announcer grabbing his head after hitting the ball and making a loud bang as it reached the dressing room.
Sterling then took off his glasses and said, “It really hit me. I didn’t know it would come back this far.”
But the presenter, still without his glasses, stayed in his seat to announce the Yankees’ victory – and gestured vigorously when nothing happened.
He was later seen confessing to his audience that he had indeed been hit by Turner’s erratic foul ball.
“So I took one for the team,” Sterling added.
Finally, in a heartwarming moment, the announcer was told that Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka wanted to make sure he was okay.
“Yes, I’m fine,” Sterling replied.
“Just a graze.”
fellow transmitter of the Yankees Suzyn Waldman He then revealed that Turner had reached out to Sterling and signed a ball for the announcer.
Sterling then put a band-aid on the ball before holding it up for a photo.
The announcer was back in the dressing room to announce New York’s 3-2 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.
And with a band-aid on his forehead, he told fans he was fine Video recorded for the Yankees and thanked them for all the love and support he had received.