New York Yankees fans will reportedly get to enjoy the work of Ken Singleton in their broadcast booth for one more year.
Singleton has decided to return for a 23rd season in 2019 on a reduced work schedule, NJ Advance Media has learned.
We’ve also learned that YES and the Yankees are all for the popular Singleton returning regardless of how many games he calls.
The drop in Singleton’s schedule will indeed be significant – he’ll be going from 55 games this season to just (roughly) 24 in 2019. Those 24 games will include two of New York’s three road trips to both Baltimore and Tampa Bay, two home series at Yankee Stadium, and another road trip.
Singleton’s wife apparently reminded him about how much he enjoys working for YES, which led to him compromising on his 2019 season.
His response to family, friends, fans and colleagues has been standard:
He wants to spend more time with his three young grandchildren and play more golf.
But when Singleton’s wife recently reminded him how much he still loved calling games for the YES Network, he thought about it and came up with a compromise to delay retirement.
Singleton’s been broadcasting since 1985, and joined the Yankees in 1997 after stints with the Blue Jays and Expos.