Earlier today, reports surfaced delivering great news for Yankees fans. Longtime broadcaster Ken Singleton is expected to return to the booth in 2019. It was reported prior to the season that he would retire at the end of the year.
According to Randy Miller, Singleton will reprise his role as Yankees color commentator on a reduced workload next season. He will primarily call road games in Baltimore and Tampa Bay. It’s a move that has the Yankees universe happy; he’s a beloved figure across the board.
“I’ll get to do games basically where I want,” Singleton told members of the media. After spending 22 seasons calling Yankees games, he’s earned that right. He began his broadcasting career in 1985, providing commentary for the Blue Jays before joining the Montreal Expos’ booth. That path eventually led him to the Yankees in 1997.
Singleton also had a prolific playing career. From 1970-1984, he roamed the outfield for the Mets, Expos, and Orioles. He made three All-Star teams with Baltimore and won a World Series ring with them in 1983. He’s a career .282/.388/.436 hitter with 246 home runs.
News of Singleton’s return also falls on the same day his second appearance on the R2C2 podcast dropped.
Kenny tells some incredible Eddie Murray and Jim Palmer stories. Plus CC reacts to J Cole dropping his name in a freestyle. And we all take your questions. #R2C2 new ep. https://t.co/1lq5GCchxv pic.twitter.com/eL87c0Mq9q— Ryan Ruocco (@RyanRuocco) August 9, 2018
As far as I’m concerned, the more Singleton the better!