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Michael Kay Won't Call Yankees Games for a Month Due to Vocal Cord Surgery

The announcement comes a day after radio play-by-play man John Sterling said that he would miss his first Yankees game since 1989

What to Know

  • Michael Kay will have surgery to correct an issue with his vocal cord, keeping him out of the broadcast booth for at least a month
  • The Yankees TV announcer saw a specialist in Boston who recommended the operation, and will have the procedure next week
  • The announcement comes a day after radio play-by-play man John Sterling said that he would miss his first Yankees game since 1989

Michael Kay is saying "see ya" in a month.

The Yankees play-by-play television announcer will have surgery to correct an issue with his vocal cord, keeping him out of the broadcast booth for at least a month.

Kay sent out a series of tweet about the surgery Wednesday, saying he saw a specialist in Boston who recommended the operation. He'll have the surgery next week.

The longtime announcer and sports radio host said it is "tearing me up to have to step away in the middle of a season" but it is a necessary move in order for him to get back to the broadcast booth sooner.

"If you see me around over the next month, I won't be able to speak but I will give anyone a smile and a hug," Kay tweeted.

The 58-year-old Kay has called Yankees games since 1992 and has been the lead TV broadcaster since 2002.

The announcement comes a day after longtime radio play-by-play man John Sterling said that he would skip the Yankees' next series — the first time he will miss a game since 1989.

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