John Sterling, the well-known radio play-by-play announcer of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees since 1989, is asking himself this month how to replace five World Series rings, not just one.

Sterling was one of the most prominent residents of Avalon at Edgewater, a luxury apartment complex in Edgewater, N.J. On Jan. 21, he and 500 of his fellow residents watched in horror as their apartments and all their belongings were destroyed by a massive fire.

Appearing on "The Michael Kay Show" on ESPN radio, as reported by Newsday, Sterling said that he is "very fortunate" that he can afford to replace his household goods. Among the losses Sterling said he suffered were all of his World Series rings other than the one from 2009, which he was wearing when he evacuated the building, his 12 Emmy Awards, and pictures of relatives and celebrities, including those of himself with Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush.

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Rosalie Donlon

Rosalie Donlon is the editor in chief of ALM's insurance and tax publications, including NU Property & Casualty magazine and NU You can contact her at [email protected].