Beloved Yankees Announcer Ken Singleton Announces He's Returning for 2020 Season
By Adam Weinrib
We weren't ready to say goodbye to Kenny Singleton, and it turns out, he wasn't totally ready to bid adieu to his audience, either.
Yankee fans got quite a treat on Wednesday when Singleton, attempting to set up a snoozeworthy post-clinch Yanks-Rays tilt, instead veered off into sharing personal details, and getting to what all fans wanted to hear...he's coming back for next season!
Singleton will be working a similar schedule to the one he put in for the 2019 season, meaning he'll be on the docket for around 25 games. Initially, the beloved announcer had 2018 pegged as his final year, but heard such an impassioned social media outcry from the fanbase that he agreed to return to restricted duty in '19.
And now he's back for more!
Singleton first made an impact on the game as a slugging outfielder in Baltimore throughout the '80s. He's since become the calm, soothing alternative to Michael Kay's play-by-play voice for a decade and a half, and was part of a jumbled booth all summer long in Kay's absence, featuring Ryan Ruocco, David Cone, Paul O'Neill, John Flaherty and a host of guests.
No matter how wild it got, though, the YES booth always worked. And it remains a lot more delightful with Singleton involved.