Ken Singleton to retire from YES Network after 2018 season
As the Baby Bombers continue to grow up on the field, a valuable piece of the YES Network has announced their final season. Ken Singleton announced that the 2018 campaign will be his last as a broadcaster. Singleton has been a Yankees analyst since 1997.
“This will be my final season of calling baseball games. I’ve been playing or talking baseball ever since I was 4 years old. It’s time for this enjoyable ride to end. Thanks fans for allowing me into your homes & businesses. It’s been my pleasure,” Singleton wrote on Twitter.
Singleton is currently the longest-tenured Yankees analyst. Singleton provides color commentary on broadcasts and occasionally will fill in for Michael Kay and provide play-by- play.
Kay is not excited about the news and went to Twitter to get Singleton to return.
“I’m finding this hard to accept. I’ve known about it for awhile but I’ve been trying to change his mind. I’m not giving up my quest. Twitterverse, please tell Kenny he should not step away following season. Too much more to give!”
Singleton is currently 70 years old and played for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos, and Baltimore Orioles in the 70s and 80s. He is a three-time All-Star, 1983 World Series Champion, and the 1979 AL MVP runner-up.