Lou Piniella has been a New York Yankee player, manager, and general manager. Now, “Sweet Lou” added Yankee broadcaster to his resume´.
Piniella was welcomed today in a conference call as the newest member of the YES broadcast team in 2012.
He will be a game and studio analyst for Yankee coverage this season. Additionally, Piniella will also be part of the team for Spring Training next month from Legends Field in Florida, and any potential post-season action in October.
Piniella will also contribute to YESNetwork.com.
Piniella played his final 11 Major League seasons with the Yankees. He was an integral part of the 1977 and 1978 World Series Championship teams.
He managed the team in 1987 and 1988, before going on to win the World Series as manager with the Cincinnati Reds in 1990.
“With five decades of experience as a player, coach, manager and general manager, Lou brings a rare combination of in-depth knowledge and experience to YES which is second to none,” said John J. Filippelli, president of production and programming, YES Network. “He is a true student of the game and has a genuine love of the game, and he will make his presence felt across various YES platforms throughout the season.”
Piniella worked as a game analyst for the Yankees games on MSG Network in 1989 and was in the booth in the same capacity for Fox Sports in 2006.