Inside Yankees-Red Sox Wild-Card Showdown feat. Ken Singleton

Ken Singleton holds up a base signed my by members of the Yankees while standing next to Michael Kay
Charles Wenzelberg

The Yankees live to see another day. A loss on Sunday could have meant two days, had the crazy AL wild-card scenario played out. But Aaron Judge walked it off and the Yankees now ship up to Boston for Tuesday night’s do-or-die wild-card game. A win over the Red Sox would mean a trip to Tampa for the ALDS. Will the Yankees get to Tampa?

We discuss that question and preview the matchup with the Red Sox on the latest “Pinstripe Pod” with Jeff Nelson and Chris Shearn, featuring a conversation with the newly retired Ken Singleton.

Pinstripe Pod Opening Segment with Chris, Jeff & Jake:

  • PLAYOFF BOUND: It wasn’t exactly a pretty weekend, but the Yankees got the job done Sunday. All the mistakes of the past mean nothing now. It’s on to a new season beginning Tuesday in Boston.
  • YANKEES-RED SOX PREVIEW: Trust in Gerrit Cole? Yankees are surprising favorites in this game. How will Alex Cora handle the game? The guys believe the Yankees will win the game.



Ken Singleton Interview
YES Network Yankees analyst, 3-time All-Star (1970-1984)

  • RETIREMENT: Looking forward to seeing grandkids’ games now. Liked to be prepared for each Yankees game he did. He will still watch, but doesn’t need to see every single game now. Can enjoy family time and seeing grandkids grow up. Talks about his ceremonial first pitch to Michael Kay on Sunday. Comparing broadcast retirement to his playing days retirement.
  • MEMORIES: Derek Jeter’s final pitch and Nellie’s years of the Yankees being dominant were so memorable.
  • WILD-CARD: Believes the Yankees will win, but depends what Cole they get.

Catch up on all episodes of “Pinstripe Pod,” a New York Yankees podcast, by subscribing to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow the whole crew on Twitter @ChrisShearnYES, @NYNellie43 and @JakeBrownRadio. New episodes of the show are released Mondays and Thursdays.


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