Between a 12-2 shellacking and an abrupt retirement from a fan base-favorite, the New York Yankees franchise had a day to overlook on Saturday.

The Yankees might be saying goodbye to YES broadcaster Ken Singleton after Sunday’s Game 3 towards the Tampa Bay Rays to shut out the season. He sat alongside fellow broadcaster Michael Kay, and on the high of fourth inning delivered a somber observe to attentive followers as he tearily introduced his retirement at 74.

“I can’t overestimate what it’s meant to work with you all these years, Michael. Our job is to inform and entertain, and there’s nobody more informative than you,” shared Singleton.

Commentators Michael Kay (left) and Ken Singleton during a pre-game show for the YES Network as the New York Yankees play against the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 3, 2010 at the George M. Steinbrenner  Field in Tampa, Florida.

Commentators Michael Kay (left) and Ken Singleton throughout a pre-game present for the YES Network because the New York Yankees play towards the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 3, 2010 on the George M. Steinbrenner  Field in Tampa, Florida.
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Retiring after 15 seasons as an MLB outfielder, Singleton turned a colour commentator for Baltimore station WJZ-TV in 1984 to start out a protracted path to the Bronx. The former three-time All-Star for the Baltimore Orioles, Mets and previously named Washington Expos — now the Nationals — went dwelling to New York to affix the sales space in 1997.

New York Yankees' Joey Gallo reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in New York.

New York Yankees’ Joey Gallo reacts after placing out in the course of the eighth inning of a baseball sport towards the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in New York.
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Singleton had beforehand mulled retirement again in 2018, even saying his potential departure till an outcry from the Yankees neighborhood satisfied him to endure a number of extra seasons of turbulent Yankees play.

Fans can solely hope that the Yankees’ dismal efficiency on Saturday wasn’t the ultimate straw for Singleton — although his light-hearted candor is of the standard to chortle off the afternoon loss and press ahead.

“But I just want to say, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart to all of you. I’ve been involved with baseball since I was four years old. Now it’s time to move on.

New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery reacts during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in New York.

New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery reacts in the course of the third inning of a baseball sport towards the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in New York.
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“And so far as entertaining, we’ve laughed at one another’s dumb jokes over time, and hopefully the individuals on the market thought they have been humorous. If not, effectively, you may get a humorousness. …

The Yankees and Rays will face off at 3:05 p.m. (ET) on Sunday.