Monday, July 30, 2012

Ichiro gets first John Sterling home run call, and more, updated May 10, 2013

 5/10/13, Ichiro hit a 2 run home run v the Royals in the second inning as described by John Sterling:

"Ichiro! Drills one! Into the right field seats, a 2 run home run. The Yankees' Rising Son says Sayonara in the right field seats, and the Yankees take a 2 nothing lead."


Updated, Sat., Oct 13, 2012, ALCS game 1 v Tigers, Ichiro hit a 2 run home run, bottom of the 9th, making the score 4-2. John used the basic tag,

"The Yankees Rising Sun [or Son] says Sayonara in the right field seats."


Updated, Thursday, 9/20/12, Ichiro hit a solo home run in the third with Yankees trailing 2-0 to the Blue Jays. Sterling: "A line drive over the auxiliary scoreboard in right."...
  • "The Yankees Rising Sun [or Son] says Sayonara in the right center field seats!"

Update, Sunday night, 8/19/12, Ichiro hits 2 Yankee home runs v Red Sox, one in bottom 4th and one in bottom 6th. John Sterling kept the same tag he used for the first home run.
Added of interest: In Suzyn Waldman's post game report she said this is only the second time Ichiro has experienced being on a national ESPN game, incredible considering how long he has played and how well. Ichiro appeared in post season one year, 2001.
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Monday, July 30, 2012 at the Stadium v Orioles, 7th inning:
  • Sterling: "The Yankees Rising Sun [or Son]...says Sayonara in the second deck in right."
Showalter made a pitching change after Ichiro's home run, which John and Suzyn noted was Ichiro's 100th career home run. After the commercial, John and Suzyn were chatting as the next pitcher was getting ready. John observed:

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