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YES Network Set to Begin Mariano Rivera “Farewell Tour” Tomorrow

All indications are the greatest closer in Major League Baseball history will retire after the 2013 season. There’s no questioning Mariano Rivera‘s place in Cooperstown five years from now.

Rivera will likely make it official tomorrow at a press conference from the New York Yankees spring training facility in Tampa.

Ken Singleton and Jack Curry will anchor the Yes Network’s special coverage starting at 10 a.m.

Rivera has the most saves in history, 608, and as staggering as that stat is, Mo, of course, “saved” the best for last.

His 42 post-season saves are another record, as is the unthinkable 0.70 earned run average in the playoffs and World Series. To put it another way, he has allowed just 11 runs in 141 post-season innings.

Rivera is in the pantheon of Yankee greats: Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, and DiMaggio; all except Ruth played their entire career in pinstripes.

 

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Voting Underway for Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford Frick Award for Broadcasting

The Baseball Hall of Fame is starting the cycle for the Class of 2013. The Ford C. Frick Award, given each year as a baseball announcer lifetime achievement, is asking fans to select the Top 40 from the Hall’s Facebook page.

The Facebook ballot includes 222 radio and television broadcasters. Among the list are several with notable careers behind the mic in New York. For example, Ken Singleton, the longtime Yankee analyst (and occasional play-by-play man), from MSG Network and YES Network, since its inception in 2002, is on the ballot.

Yankee fans can also choose veteran radio voice John Sterling, calling game every since 1989. His former on-air partner Charley Steiner is on the first ballot. Steiner now handles the Los Angeles Dodgers radio play-by-play work.

Vintage Yankee announcer Bill White is back on the list. White, as he was affectionately known by Phil Rizzuto, was joined in the booth by Rizzuto and Frank Messer throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

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YES Network Celebrates 10 Years with Anniversary Program

Popping the cork on a milestone, the YES Network airs a special March 13–10 Years of YES.

The two-hour program takes viewers down memory lane from the past decade.  The regional sports network debuted March 19, 2002.

Along with some memorable moments from YES telecasts, game announcers will recount their own tales of standout moments.

The show will focus heavily on Yankees coverage, but not exclusively. There will be highlights from the Nets, plus interview show Centerstage with Michael Kay, and Yankeeography with John Sterling.

Segments include:

  • A look at the 2009 Yankees’ World Series winning season, along numerous milestones during the season, none bigger than Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit.
  • Recalling the Nets back-to-back NBA Finals appearances
  • A roundtable discussion with YES broadcasters Kay, Ken Singleton, John Flaherty, Ian Eagle, and Bob Lorenz reflecting on their favorite on-air moments.
  • Interviews with Mike Francesa and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo about their pioneering WFAN simulcast on YES.

YES Network’s Ken Singleton Getting Honored by Boys and Girls Club

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Longtime YES Network broadcaster Ken Singleton is set to receive a special career award. Singleton has been named winner of the Denzel Washington Lifetime Achievement in Sports from the Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon.

The honor is part of the Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon’s 100th annivesary gala on March 24, 2012.

Two-time Oscar winner Washington, who hosts the event, and Singleton are products of Mount Vernon and distinguished alumni of the Boys and Girls Club.

“His outstanding career on the baseball diamond and in the broadcast booth have distinguished him as a true champion,” Boys and Girls Club President Danny Sawh and executive director Lowes Moore said in a joint statement. “The Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon has been a bulwark against delinquency and a recreational outlet for youngsters for a century, and we hope today’s y0ungsters will follow in his giant footsteps.”

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