9 episodes

Pinstripes & Bright Lights brings you short baseball stories and New York Yankees lore, delivered by the only person who has seen every pitch and called every single game for the past 30 years – Iconic Yankees’ play-by-play announcer, John Sterling.Each Episode, John sits down to read a letter from a fan about their favorite Yankees moment or the impact the team has had on their life. We then transition into behind-the-scenes Yankee stories, as only John Sterling can tell them. The fall 2001 playoff race in the wake of 9/11, an interesting encounter with ‘The Boss,’ Mariano’s MVP performance in the Yankees win over the Red Sox in the 2003 ALCS, and many more. It’s a dependable escape that feels at once familiar and filled with possibility – just like every game.

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    • 4.9 • 165 Ratings

Pinstripes & Bright Lights brings you short baseball stories and New York Yankees lore, delivered by the only person who has seen every pitch and called every single game for the past 30 years – Iconic Yankees’ play-by-play announcer, John Sterling.Each Episode, John sits down to read a letter from a fan about their favorite Yankees moment or the impact the team has had on their life. We then transition into behind-the-scenes Yankee stories, as only John Sterling can tell them. The fall 2001 playoff race in the wake of 9/11, an interesting encounter with ‘The Boss,’ Mariano’s MVP performance in the Yankees win over the Red Sox in the 2003 ALCS, and many more. It’s a dependable escape that feels at once familiar and filled with possibility – just like every game.

    The Captain & The Mick

    The Captain & The Mick

    It’s the conclusion of our pilot season, and we’re swinging for the fences! In this episode, John recalls the early career of Derek Jeter and tells the tale of one of his favorite Yankee games from the 1996 playoffs. We hear a letter from a fan who’s father took him to meet the Mick. “Donnie Baseball”, Tim, “the Rock” Raines, Bernie Williams, Mariano Duncan, Joe Torre and Jonathan Wetland all make appearances in our star-studded season finale.

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    • 14 min
    Durable Bob Turley & the Last .400 Hitter

    Durable Bob Turley & the Last .400 Hitter

    1941 was a year that would live in infamy, but it’s also the last year that the major leagues saw a .400 hitter. In this episode, John looks back at the last days of the ’41 season, when Ted Williams laid it all on the line. But before that, we get a letter from a lifelong fan and family friend of the dependable—and durable—Bob Turley. Do you have a question for John, or a story for the show? Send email to: john@pinstripespodcast.com

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    • 10 min
    Don Zimmer & the Dying Wish

    Don Zimmer & the Dying Wish

    This episode, like life, is short and sweet. John shares a story about the late Don Zimmer, the classy, kind and comedic figure, who served as bench coach under Joe Torre. But before that, we hear a letter from a fan who “left it all on the field” to fulfill a family member’s final request. These stores, plus Murderer’s Row outhitting the majors in 1927. Do you have a question for John, or a story for the show? Send email to: john@pinstripespodcast.com

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    • 8 min
    Sinatra & the Gershwin Brothers of Baseball

    Sinatra & the Gershwin Brothers of Baseball

    It’s music to a baseball-lover's ears! This week’s letter-scribe sings Sterling and Suzyn’s praises in the same breath as Ol’ Blue Eyes. Then, John spins a verse about the ever-entertaining Yogi Berra, who along with another swinging St. Louisan, he compares to George and Ira Gershwin. Want to ask a question or share your Yankee’s story on the show? Send email to: john@pinstripespodcast.com

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    • 12 min
    Stengel’s Struggles & the Return of Joltin’ Joe

    Stengel’s Struggles & the Return of Joltin’ Joe

    Casey Stengel won 5 straight World Series with the Yankees to launch a Hall of Fame career. But he was almost laughed out of baseball, before Joe DiMaggio’s dramatic return in the summer of 1949. John Sterling tells you the tale and, as always, we open up the show with a letter from the fans. If you want to ask a question or share your Yankee’s story on the show, send email to: john@pinstripespodcast.com

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    • 8 min
    The Kiss & The Curse

    The Kiss & The Curse

    Love is in the air, as John reads a fan letter about the time Andy Pettitte pitched in a snowstorm to save a marriage. And there’s no love lost between the Yankees and the Red Sox. This classic rivalry puts everyone to the test - including broadcasters! Hear the story of the Yankees/Sox series that almost snapped John’s 30-year streak.

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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

Yankman4469 ,

Bring it back John

I am discovering this series while a prisoner in my home due to Coronavirus. This is exactly what I needed great old Yankee stories, I’m going to be so sorry when I blow through these. We need these stories now more than ever
Bob Barrese
Retired in Dallas
Yankee fan since 1952

Countzacky ,

Love this Podcast! Can’t wait for more stories from Pa Yankee.

I grew up going to bed listening to John Sterling call the 6th and 7th innings of Yankee games (had to be in bed by 9). Now, as an adult, I still prefer to listen to John over watching the Yankees on TV. He and Suzyn keep me company during mates night at the office. This podcast is such a great way to keep in touch with baseball and the Yankees in the offseason and hear some fun stories. Can’t wait for new episodes to be released!

John & Suzyn's biggest fan ,

It’s a long off-season!

It’s January, the holidays are over, and the baseball season, or more accurately, the Yankees, are such a long way off.
Would love to hear John’s voice! His love of baseball, his rich voice, his humanity would be very welcome.
Hey John: why not invite your buddy Suzyn in for some episodes?

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