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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/3/21

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Announcer Ken Singleton announces Sunday will be his last game before retirement; DJ LeMahieu has a sports hernia; A look at all the Yankees’ playoff scenarios.

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New York Post | Mark W. Sanchez: “And this one is gone!” Sunday be the last game of the regular season for the New York Yankees, and it will also be the last game of Ken Singleton’s broadcasting career as he announced during Saturday’s game. “I’ve been broadcasting baseball for 37 years,” said Singleton, whose post-playing career began in 1985 as a color commentator with the Blue Jays. “But the time has come to stop.” Thank you for everything, Kenny!

Sports Illustrated | Max Goodman: DJ LeMahieu has been battling an injury that Aaron Boone told reporters is a sports hernia. “He’s gonna have to take care of it after the season,” Boone said Saturday morning before the penultimate game of the regular season. “He had an injection for it yesterday.” Boone was optimistic that LeMahieu will play again this season.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: The Yankees are in the middle of a four-team race for a ticket into the AL Wild Card Game. Back-to-back losses to the Rays obviously did not help the Yankees in any which way, but with one game left on the schedule, this article helps to breakdown all the scenarios of how the season could finish. The Yankees’ Magic Number is 1 heading into Game 162, so the easiest one is simple: Win today and play Tuesday in the Wild Card Game.