He captured the American League Cy Young Award in 1994 and was a five-time All-Star (1988, 1992, 1994, 19). native, known for coming up big in critical games, posted an 8-3 post-season record and played on five world championship teams: the 1992 Blue Jays and the 1996, 1998, 19 Yankees.
After a year away from the mic, he came back again to YES in 2011 and has been with the network ever since.
The YES Network is the exclusive television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets.
He earned New York Emmy Award nominations in 2010, 20 for his work at YES.
Drafted by Boston in 1988, Flaherty progressed within the Red Sox farm system before joining the parent club in 1992.
Shortly after graduating from Fordham University in 1982 with a B. in Communications, Kay worked at Sports Phone and as the public address announcer for the New York Pro Summer Basketball League.
In 1982, Kay landed the job as general assignment writer for the New York Post.
He pitched for Boston in 2001, sat out the 2002 season, and pitched briefly for the Mets in 2003 before retiring.
Former New York Yankees catcher John Flaherty joined the YES team in the spring of 2006 as field reporter, studio analyst and game analyst for YES' Yankees telecasts.
Prior to joining the YES Network in 2002, Kay worked at the MSG Network since 1989 as a Yankees reporter.