Is Suzyn Waldman a Yankee Fan?

Yes. Suzyn Waldman has always been a Yankee Fan.

Bob Raisman of the New York Daily News gave her the nickname “Ma Pinstripe” because of her long relationship with the Yankees.

She has been the color commentator for New York Yankees baseball since 2005, working on radio broadcasts alongside John Sterling, first for WCBS-AM and now for WFAN in New York City.

Suzyn Waldman
Suzyn Waldman

Her performance of “There Used To Be a Ballpark” was featured in the 1995 WMHT-TV documentary Local Heroes: Baseball on Capital Region Diamonds, directed by historian David Pietrusza.

She has also sung the National Anthem at many Yankee home games, including the 1986 ALCS Championship Game 7 at Fenway Park (most recently before the Yankees’ home opener on July 31).

She has more than 30 years of experience in sports reporting, having worked for the YES Network as a reporter on the New York Yankees Pre-Game Show and Post-Game Show, as well as New York sports radio station WFAN.

On July 1, 1987, her voice was the first heard on WFAN when it debuted at 1050 AM at 3:00 PM with a live sports update (it moved to 660 AM a year later).

She co-hosted the weekday mid-day sports talk program at WFAN and covered both the Yankees and the New York Knicks basketball teams.

Following the 2013 season, the Yankees relocated their radio rights to WFAN, and Waldman and Sterling confirmed that they will be back in the booth for their eleventh season together.

In February 2016, she agreed to a two-year contract extension that would take her through the 2017 season.

Waldman signed a contract through the 2018 season on December 16, 2017. She has a contract that runs through the 2022 season.

Waldman called the first MLB games played in Europe on June 29–30, 2019.


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