John Sterling's home run calls for Yankees
John Sterling's home runs calls for Yankees are quite the thing around here. Whenever a new player joins the Yankees, a little section of the vast social media world wonders and guesses at what Sterling's home run call for that player will be.
Here's a collection of Sterling's home run calls through the years, beginning with current Yankees followed by former Yankees, in alphabetical order.
Harrison Bader: "You know who he is, Darth Bader! And, by the way, in case you wondered, I'm just wild about Harry."
Oswaldo Cabrera: "Oswaldo Cabrera. The wizard of Oz."
Francy Cordero: "You know what they say: You can bet the ranchy on Franchy!"
Josh Donaldson: "Ohh, that's Josh, by gosh . . . Josh . . . with panache!"
Aaron Hicks: "Hicks hits one into the sticks. Aaron hammers one!"
Kyle Higashioka: "Higashioka, the home run stroker!"
Aaron Judge: "All rise! Here comes the Judge! On Judgment Day, he homers to [location]!" It has become: "A Judge-ian blast . . . It's Judge-ment Day, and here comes the Judge."
DJ LeMahieu: "David John makes long gone!"
Anthony Rizzo: "Nobody beats the Riz. Rizzo rakes once again."
Giancarlo Stanton: "Giancarlo, non si può stoparlo! It is a Stantonian home run!"
(The first part of the phrase roughly translates from Italian to, "Giancarlo, you can't be stopped!", though the proper Italian word for "stopped" is "fermare." Sterling appeared to use "stoparlo" for rhyming purposes, though he used "fermarlo" on later home runs before switching back to "stoparlo".) Sterling also used this call for Stanton: (singing) "Non dimenticar, that ball sure traveled far! Giancarlo! It is a Stantonian home run." (The first part of the phrase translates to "Do not forget.")
Gleyber Torres: "This is Gleyber Day! And he is the Gleyber of the month!" as well "Like a good Gleyber, Torres is there!" It has more recently been combined to: "Oh what a Gleyber Day. Like a good Gleyber, Torres is there."
Jose Trevino: "Hooray, Jose!"
Anthony Volpe: "Anthony Volpe! A spettacolo oggi! The fox socks one to left!"
Bobby Abreu: "El comedulce!"
Dustin Ackley: "Dustin goes bustin'!"
David Adams: "David is Goliath!"
Zoilo Almonte: "You know what (opposing city)'s thinking: Curses, Zoiled again!"
Dean Anna: "Anna is on the Dean's list!"
Miguel Andujar: " Andujar hit it far! And he's getting Miggy with it!"
Tyler Austin: "Tyler a yellow ribbon on that one! Austin powers one to [location]! Yeah, baby!"
Carlos Beltran: "'Los is loose. A belt by Beltran!"
Lance Berkman: "Sir Lancelot rides to the rescue! C'est lui! C'est lui!"
Greg Bird: "Bye bye, Birdie! Here he is, the Birdman of New York."
Brennan Boesch: "BB hits a BB! That’s Boesch, by gosh!"
Billy Butler: "Yes, the Butler did it!"
Jay Bruce: "The Bruce is loose!"
Melky Cabrera: "The Melk Man delivers! That's the Melky Way!"
Robinson Cano: "Robbie Cano, don't ya know?"
Matt Carpenter: "Carpenter nailed it."
Chris Carter: "Carter hits it harder!"
Starlin Castro: "Star light, star bright, Starlin just hit that with all his might! Starlin is darlin'!"
Ji-Man Choi: "Ji-Man is a He-Man! Oh boy, oh Choi!"
Johnny Damon: "He hit a Johnny rocket!"
Stephen Drew: "Stephen Drew! How do you do! He sends a 'Drewskie' to the fans."
Brandon Drury: "Aaron's the Judge, but Brandon's the Drury!"
Jacoby Ellsbury: "Jacoby Ellsburies it! A jack by Jacoby!"
Edwin Encarnacion: "Una celebracion for Edwin Encarnacion!"
Thairo Estrada: "Thairo hits one to Cairo!"
Ben Francisco: "He opened his Golden Gates and hit it into the seats! Hey! It’s a Ben Francisco Treat!"
Clint Frazier: "Downtown goes Frazier! That Fraizah will amaze ya!"
Todd Frazier: "He is the Toddfather. In Todd we trust."
Mike Ford: "For the Yankees, there's a Ford in your future! Mike is Ford tough!"
Joey Gallo: "He is, as you know, Pal Joey."
Brett Gardner: "Let the Gardy party begin. Brett Gardner plants one in the [insert field] seats." Previously, Sterling used: "Gardy goes yardy!"
Jason Giambi: "The Giambino!"
Curtis Granderson: "He’s something sort of Grandish! The Grandyman can! Oh, the Grandyman can!"
Didi Gregorius: "Yes in-Didi! Gregorius has Yankees fans euphorious!"
Travis Hafner: "Travis becomes a Pronx Bomber! A Hafner Homer!"
Chase Headley: "You can bank on Chase. Headley is deadly!"
Slade Heathcott: "A heat shot from Heathcott!"
Adeiny Hechavarria: "Hechavarria! Mamma Mia!"
Matt Holliday: "Happy Holliday! Happy Holliday! Matt has bat!"
Derek Jeter: "El Capitan!"
Kelly Johnson: "Kelly killed it!"
Andruw Jones: "Andruw Jones makes his bones!"
Garrett Jones: "Jones leaves his Garrett!"
Hideki Matsui: "It’s a thrilla from Godzilla!" (If it’s a walkoff, add: "The sayonara kid does it again!")
Tino Martinez: "The Bamtino!"
Brian McCann: "Oh McCann can, yes McCann can!"
Andrew McCutchen: "Cutch in the clutch!"
Jesus Montero: "Jesus has been turned loose!"
John Ryan Murphy: "John Ryan sends one flyin'!"
Eduardo Nunez: "Nuney to the mooney!"
Rougned Odor: You are Odoriffic! . . . Je t’adore, Odor!
Lyle Overbay: "Lyle hits it a mile!"
Chris Parmelee: "Parm does harm!"
Jose Pirela: "Jose Pirela, he's a happy fella!"
Jorge Posada: "Jorgie juiced one!"
Martin Prado: "Martin is keen. He is the Prado of the Yankees!"
Rob Refsnyder: "Rob Refsnyder has Seoul!"
Mark Reynolds: "You're on the Mark, Reynolds!"
Brian Roberts: "Bye bye Brian!"
Shane Robinson: "Here's to you, Mr. Robinson!"
Alex Rodriguez: "It’s an A-bomb! From A-Rod!"
Austin Romine: "Romie, my homie!" as well as "Austin POWERS one!"
Brendan Ryan: "That was Ryan's Hope!"
Gary Sanchez: "Gary is scary!"
Yangervis Solarte: "Never nervous Yangervis!", then he sings "So-lar-te" to the tune of Dean Martin's "Volare."
Alfonso Soriano: "Sori, RIGHT number!"
Chris Stewart: "Stewart Chris-tens the seats!"
Ichiro Suzuki: "Ichiro, the Yankees’ rising son, says sayonara!"
Nick Swisher: "Nick is positively Swishalicious!"
Mike Tauchman: "Tauchman, the sockman!"
Mark Teixeira: "Mark sends a Tex message! You're on the Mark, Teixeira!"
Ronald Torreyes: "Torreyes is terrific! Bonny Ronnie!"
Troy Tulowitzki: "Tulo-hit-ski! The man of Troy!"
Tyler Wade: "Tyler waded into that pitch!"
Gio Urshela: "Gio Urshela, he's one happy fella!"
Luke Voit: "Luke Voit hits one to Detroit. Cool Hand Luke is filling the Voit." Previously, Sterling used: "Luke here, Voit is adroit!"
Neil Walker: "Neil Walker, the home run corker, hits one to the seats!"
Vernon Wells: "The Bronx is Vernon! Wells rings the bells!"
Zelous Wheeler: "Wheels up for Zelous!"
Bernie Williams: "Bern, baby, Bern!"
Kevin Youkilis: "It’s a nuke from Youk!"
Chris Young: "Younger than springtime! Forever young!"