NY Giants Gift John Sterling A Football Helmet After Getting Rocked By Foul Ball

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The New York Giants gave a well-intended gift to John Sterling nearly a month after the New York Yankees’ play-by-play announcer got whacked in the face by a foul ball.

Sterling, now infamously, called the Bombers’ game against the Boston Red Sox on June 10.

Red Sox third baseman Justin Turner hit a pitch by Clay Holmes in the opposite direction with such force that it climbed to the booth where John Sterling called the game at Yankee Stadium.


“Ow! Ow! Ow! It really hit me. I didn’t know it was coming back that far,” Sterling said during the live broadcast.

To Sterling’s credit, he managed to finish calling the game with the rest of the eighth and ninth inning remaining. The ball made plenty of contact with Sterling’s face.

On Tuesday, Giants co-owner John Mara sent Sterling a helmet, poking fun at the incident and offering help so that never gets injured by a stray ball again.

It’s always good to see New York teams come together.

The helmet doubled as a birthday gift as Sterling turned 85 on Tuesday.

As previously reported on OutKick, Sterling suffered a small gash near his left eyebrow.

YES Network’s Michael Kay relayed that Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes requested shirts be made to commend Sterling for physical and mental tenacity.

The shirt read “Team Player” and show a character with multiple bandages on their face.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.

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