Insider friend of Yankees booth pegs Dave Sims as John Sterling’s successor

John Sterling is presented a Yankees shirt at Yankee Stadium during his farewell on April 20, 2024.

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On Friday morning, a WFAN caller dropped a bombshell, claiming to have exclusive information regarding the successor to John Sterling, the iconic Yankees radio announcer. According to his info, the successor to Sterling’s role is a figure well-known by baseball fans, ironically covering the Seattle Mariners: Dave Sims.

John Sterling, a legend in the Yankees radio booth, recently announced his retirement after an illustrious 36-year career. Since his announcement, the Yankees and WFAN have experimented with several broadcasters to fill his shoes. Justin Shackil and Emmanuel Berbari have been the primary replacements so far, with other potential candidates including Ryan Ruocco, Brendan Burke, and Ricki Ricardo.

Alleged insider tips on John Sterling’s successor in the Yankees booth

The Yankees might be close to announcing John Sterling's successor, the iconic broadcaster and voice of the Yankees who recently retired.
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In a surprising turn of events, a caller identified as “Dr. Joe” dialed into Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti’s morning show on WFAN, claiming to have inside knowledge on John Sterling’s potential replacement. According to Dr. Joe, Seattle Mariners broadcaster Dave Sims is a favorite for the role.

Dave Sims has been rumored as the next successor to John Sterling, as the Yankees might be closer to announcing who will be the next voice of the Yankees.
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This led to curiosity about Dr. Joe’s identity and credibility. He introduced himself as someone closely connected to the Yankees radio booth, even dubbing himself the “radio broadcast doctor.”

Esiason and Giannotti pressed him for his source, which he eventually revealed, albeit reluctantly. He hinted that the information came from someone within the booth. Esiason speculated, “Oh, Suzyn,” referring to Suzyn Waldman, Sterling’s longtime broadcast partner. Dr. Joe responded with humor and concern, saying, “She’s gonna kill me if she hears this. I won’t be a doctor anymore.”

Whether or not this information is confirmed, one thing remains clear: The Yankees are edging closer to discovering the next voice to broadcast their games. If it turns out to be Dave Sims or not, only time will reveal the answer.

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