Kay Continues As YES Network's Play-By-Play ManAnnouncer Inks Multiyear Extension with RSN 1/29/2013 6:00 AM Eastern
New York Yankees fans will be seeing and hearing Michael Kay for years to come.
The YES Network play-by-play man -- whose signature home run call is "See ya." -- has signed a multiyear extension with the regional sports network home to the Bronx Bombers.
Serving as the voice of the RSN since its first pitch in 2002, Kay, who has earned 21 Emmy nominations and three Emmy wins while at YES, will also continue hosting the award-winning inerview show,CenterStage with Michael Kay, along with other shows and specials on the network.
“We are pleased that Michael will continue to play a vital role here at YES,” said John Filippelli, president of production and programming at the YES Network in a statement. “For the past decade on YES, Michael has been the voice of the Yankees, deftly capturing the drama, intensity and passion associated with the greatest franchise in sports. He is one of the preeminent play-by-play announcers in baseball and is a first-rate interviewer as well, as evidenced by his stellar work on CenterStage.”
Noted Kay: “I really could not be happier. Continuing to live a childhood dream as the TV voice of the Yankees while working with the best group of people in the business on the country's best regional sports network is as good as it gets. I can't wait to start another season.”
In addition to his work at YES, Kay hosts The Michael Kay Show, a sports talk show heard weekdays on ESPN Radio 98.7 in New York.