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    Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    Happy birthday to the voice of the New York Yankees!

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    Ballgame over, Yankees win. THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WINNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    Happy Birthday

    HAPPPPPPPPPPY Birthday
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    Re: Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    at just after midnight tonight, John will utter in his mind:


    Birthday over, another year older, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa nother year ooooooooooolder.
    Whatever you think...
    Well, you're wrong.

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    Re: Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    Belated happy 72nd, John.

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    hellonewman, actually he's only 62--born in 1948. His wikipedia entry is actually pretty entertaining--it has some of his signature home run calls, and I like the comment in parentheses after his home run call, "it is high, it is far, it is gone"--(sometimes that ball is high) (lol). Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_St..._(sportscaster)

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    Re: Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    Does he get a gift from the Yanks in sterling silver?

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    Re: Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    Quote Originally Posted by njyankeesfan
    hellonewman, actually he's only 62--born in 1948.
    That's according to Wikipedia — his actual age has been in dispute for some time.

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    Re: Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    hellonewman, really, I wasn't aware of that--I thought that was only the case for Cuban baseball players, lol--Richard Neer (WFAN) was talking about the return of El Duque to the major leagues (he signed a minor league contract with the Nationals, I think) and he was musing, "does anyone know how old he is??"

    I didn't know how old Sterling was before I looked it up, but I always though he was in his early 60s.

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    Re: Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    In 1970-71, Sterling was doing play-by-play for the Baltimore Bullets, one of the best teams in the NBA. It seems unlikely that he'd get that job at age 22, but equally unlikely that he'd been working somewhere for 10 years without anyone knowing about it.

    So I'd say he's probably older than 62, younger than 72.
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    Re: Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    http://prod.newsday.com/sports/watch...ohn%20Sterling

    Friday's column about John Sterling predictably generated passionate reaction - pro and con.
    Because John declined to reveal his age, it also stirred several readers to share information on that subject.
    Among those weighing in was sports broadcasting historian David Halberstam, who reports Sterling was born July 4, 1938.
    Halberstam wrote that Sterling told Steve Holman, voice of the Hawks, in 1988 that he had turned 50, and that Sheila Loughery, whose husband Kevin is a friend of Sterling's, said Sterling is older than Kevin, who is 69.
    Best of all was this bizarre nugget:
    The 1972-73 press guide of the New York Raiders of the World Hockey Association - remember them?! - lists their new play-by-play man, John Sterling, as being 34 years old.
    Photo: David Pokress
    (UPDATE: Several readers have expressed concern about me quoting a deceased person above, so I should clarify. I heard from David Halberstam the former St. John's play-by-play man and radio executive, not David Halberstam the late author and journalist. Sorry for the confusion.)

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    Re: Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    Well, I'll say this for him: if he's really 72 years old, then he has an even more amazing set of pipes than I thought.
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    Re: Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    Quote Originally Posted by hellonewman
    That's according to Wikipedia — his actual age has been in dispute for some time.
    You just can't predict ages, Suzyn.
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    Re: Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    Good Lord....I used to listen to him broadcast the New York Raiders on a tiny little transistor radio that I kept underneath my pillow when I was very young and supposed to be asleep. 40 years later, I'm still listening to him. Oy Vey.
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    Re: Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3
    Well, I'll say this for him: if he's really 72 years old, then he has an even more amazing set of pipes than I thought.
    Hey, Bing Crosby never really lost his voice. Some people just have the gift.

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    Re: Love him or not, it's John Sterling's birthday, too!

    Quote Originally Posted by hellonewman
    Hey, Bing Crosby never really lost his voice. Some people just have the gift.
    In 1975 - when he was 72 - Der Bingle may have sung a song or two on TV once in a while. Sterling does 4 hours a day, somewhere between 170 and 185, even 190 days a year.
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