Healthy Yankees broadcaster John Sterling receives a signed fly ball from Justin Turner after being hit in the head by a foul ball

New York Yankees play-by-play announcer John Sterling is fine.

The Yankees’ longtime radio voice insisted he was fine on Sunday after a foul ball traveled through the booth at Yankee Stadium and hit him in the head the previous night.

And, as promised, he was back in the broadcast booth for the Yanks’ third and final game of the series against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.

“To all Yankees fans, I’m fine,” Sterling said while wearing a bandage over his eye. “It hit me in the head, a muscle up there, so it was fine. Thank you for all the warm, wonderful, loving thoughts. Anyway, I’m fine.

John Sterling

John Sterling, seen here in 2009, cried out in pain after a foul ball traveled through the broadcast booth on Saturday night and hit him in the head. (AP/Bill Kostrun, file)

Red Sox star Justin Turner hit a foul ball in the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night that went all the way and hit Sterling in the forehead in the cab. Fans heard Sterling react in real time during the broadcast, although he remained in the booth for the remainder of the match.

“It really hit me, I had no idea it was coming back this far,” he said on the show after screaming in pain.

The Yankees shared video of the ball taking on Sterling on Sunday.

Turner then reached out to Sterling and signed the ball which hit him.

Luckily, Sterling was fine after the incident which could have been much worse.

Sterling has called games for the Yankees since 1989. At one point, he had called an impressive 5,060 consecutive games, a streak that ended in 2019.

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