Kay back in Yanks' broadcast booth after surgery

New York Yankees play-by-play television announcer Michael Kay returned to the YES broadcast booth for Saturday's 6-5 win over theIndians, more than a month after having surgery on his vocal cord.

Kay, 58, saw a specialist in Boston in early July who recommended the operation to have a nodule removed from his vocal cord.

He received a cheer from the Yankee Stadium crowd when the theme song to "Welcome Back Kotter" was played while Kay's face was shown on the videoboard.

He has called Yankees games since 1992 and has been the lead TV broadcaster since 2002. He will return as the host of the The Michael Kay Show on ESPN NY 98.7 FM on Aug. 26.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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