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Ken Singleton retiring from broadcasting after 2018 season

Yankees analyst Ken Singleton, left, watch batting practice

Yankees analyst Ken Singleton, left, watch batting practice during spring training on Feb. 26, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Photo Credit: AP / Lynne Sladky

Ken Singleton will step away from the broadcast booth at the end of the 2018 season.

Singleton, 70, entering his 17th season as a Yankees analyst for the YES Network, announced on Twitter on Monday that 2018 will be his final season calling games.

“I’ve been playing or talking baseball ever since I was 4 years old,” he wrote. “It’s time for this enjoyable ride to end. Thanks fans for allowing me into your homes & businesses. It’s been my pleasure.”

Singleton was drafted out of Hofstra by the Mets in the first round of the 1967 draft. He played two seasons with the Mets before being traded to the Expos for the 1972 season. Singleton spent most of his 15-year career with the Orioles, for whom he was a three-time All-Star. He hit .282 with 246 home runs in the regular season and batted .333 in 17 postseason games.

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