Video: Yankees Announcer Made Embarrassing Mistake Tonight

The Toronto Blue earned a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. For a brief moment, Yankees fans listening to John Sterling’s radio call thought they tied the game.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Giancarlo Stanton smacked a ball deep to left field. With great jubilation, Sterling went into his typical home-run decree, shouting, “It is high! It is far! It is gone!”

“But caught,” he added seconds later.

The Yankees slugger hit a loud lineout into the glove of Blue Jays left fielder Raimel Tapia to end the inning.

This isn’t the first time Stanton has fooled Sterling. During last year’s American League Wild Card Game against the Boston Red Sox, the 2017 NL MVP hit a hard single off Fenway Park’s Green Monster. Sterling once again thought it left the park, celebrating a “Stantonian home run” before finally realizing the ball was in play. That prompted the Yankees’ long-time play-by-play announcer to ask, “What did I do wrong? What did I see wrong?”

Sterling at least had multiple other opportunities to call legitimate home runs. Anthony Rizzo, Aaron Judge, and Gleyber Torres each went yard for the Bronx Bombers on Wednesday night. However, it wasn’t enough to overcome three long balls from Blue Jays superstar Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

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