NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 03: Anthony Volpe #11 of the New York Yankees looks on during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium on April 03, 2023 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Good morning, Sports fans! It’s Davey Mac back with another action-packed and thrilling Sports Report for ya! We’ve got the baseball, basketball, and hockey! But first!
Did you see Yankee rookie Anthony Volpe’s first home run and hear John Sterling’s call? If not…we got you!
So what do you think? Did John hit a home run or strike out with this call? Apparently, “Volpe” means “fox” in Italian (Volpe is of Italian ancestry on his father’s side).
NEW YORK – JULY 19: New York Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling speaks during the teams 63rd Old Timers Day before the game against the Detroit Tigers on July 19, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Furthermore, people are translating “spettacolo oggi” has “doing something well” or “having himself a day.”
BRONX, NEW YORK – APRIL 14: Anthony Volpe #11 of the New York Yankees celebrates his first Major League home run in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on April 14, 2023 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
If you don’t know…Sterling has been doing personalized home run calls for the Yankees for years. Each player gets his own, unique home run call.
NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 06: New York Yankees broadcasters Michael Kay (L) and John Sterling speak during the New York Yankees World Series Victory Celebration at City Hall on November 6, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
In any event….Volpe hitting his first homer in the Big Leagues is pretty cool. Congrats, Anthony! Pretty awesome stuff from the kid from Jersey living out his Yankee dream!
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 15: Aaron Judge #99, Anthony Volpe #11 and Gleyber Torres #25 of the New York Yankees celebrate after defeating the Minnesota Twins 6-1 at Yankee Stadium on April 15, 2023 in Bronx, New York City. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Enjoy the clip below of Sterling’s greatest calls and continue down to the Sports Report!