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  N.Y. Yankees Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto dies at 89 - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Phil Rizzuto entered the Hall of Fame in 1994 after failing during 15 years on the writers' ballot and an additional 11 on the Veterans Committee's.
Rizzuto, 1950 American League MVP when he batted.324 with 200 hits and a.439 slugging percentage, was an outstanding defensive shortstop, superb bunter and could fly on the bases.
Rizzuto was still in Richmond Hill High School in 1935 when he said in a New York Times interview he was driven to Ebbets Field in "Uncle Mike's car — one of those old cars, with the balloon tires" — for a tryout with his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/2007-08-14-rizzuto-obit_N.htm?csp=34   (1026 words)

  Phil Rizzuto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rizzuto was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a streetcar motorman.
Rizzuto was unaware of the suggestive double entendre nature of his spoken contribution, and was initially annoyed by the song's success.
Rizzuto's cultural status was further elevated in 1993 when editors Tom Peyer and Hart Seely published O Holy Cow!: The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto, a collection of Rizzuto's on-air monologues and ramblings, transcribed and reformatted as found poetry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Phil_Rizzuto   (2375 words)

His bat control aside, Rizzuto made the bulk of his impact with the glove, leading the American League in double plays and total chances three times, fielding and put-outs twice and assists once.
Rizzuto had his finest season in 1950, capturing the A.L. MVP award on the strength of a career-high 200 hits,.324 average (sixth in the league), 36 doubles (third) and 125 runs (second).
A member of eight world championship clubs (in 10 appearances) and five A.L. All-Star teams, Rizzuto was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984 by the Veterans' Committee and saw his number 10 retired by the club in '85.
www.ultimateyankees.com /PhilRizzuto.htm   (544 words)

 Taipei Times - archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Phil Rizzuto is not the public man he once was, not at Yankee Stadium, not in a car racing over the George Washington Bridge in the seventh inning to beat the post-game traffic.
Rizzuto is the oldest living baseball Hall of Famer, and, with Yogi Berra, the recipient of the generous fan adoration once reserved for Joe DiMaggio that is displayed annually at the Yankees' Old-Timers' Day.
Rizzuto was at Mantle's with his wife, Cora; two of his daughters, Patricia and Penny; and one of his granddaughters, Jennifer, to announce his plans to auction much of his memorabilia this summer.
www.taipeitimes.com /News/sport/archives/2006/02/04/2003291578   (909 words)

 ABOUT PHIL RIZZUTO PARK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
One of the most famous, lovable, and one of the most popular baseball players who ever lived, PHIL RIZZUTO, was honored the other day as he was named after a park in Union County, New Jersey, in the town of Hillside.
Rizzuto, of course, not only endured the 95 degree heat, but politely accepted the compliment.
While Rizzuto was honored, it was only because he lived in the neighborhood and was famous.
personal.riverusers.com /~emr/aboutphilrizzutopark.html   (501 words)

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Phil “the Scooter” Rizzuto’s rank among the best shortstops in major league history was a matter of great debate, particularly because Rizzuto, unlike his longtime crosstown rival, Pee Wee Reese, had not been elected to the Hall of Fame.
Rizzuto was an excellent-fielding shortstop who had one sensational offensive year for one of the greatest ballclubs of all time—the Yankees of the late 1940s and early 1950s, the only team to win five consecutive World Series.
Rizzuto, the son of a trolley car conductor, was born and raised in New York.
www.netpath.net /~bauer/players/rizzuto.htm   (1435 words)

 ArmchairGM - Phil Rizzuto - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, and Sports Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Philip Francis Rizzuto (born September 25, 1916) is a former Major League Baseball player and radio/television sports announcer, known both for his skills as a player and his popular but idiosyncratic style as an announcer.
Rizzuto had long given his birth year as 1917, but admitted to sportswriter Bill Madden for the 2003 book Pride of October he had chopped a year off when signing with the Yankees, after other ballplayers told him it would give him an extra year at the end of his career.
Rizzuto's cultural status was further elevated in 1993 when editors Tom Peyer and Hart Seely published O Holy Cow!: The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto, a collection of Rizzuto's on-air monologues and ramblings rendered as found poetry.
armchairgm.com /mwiki/index.php?title=Phil_Rizzuto   (1407 words)

 Phil Rizzuto | BaseballLibrary.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Rizzuto was a fair hitter for a shortstop and a superb bunter.
Rizzuto's 1950 season earned him the MVP award by over a hundred points: he had career highs with a.324 batting average (sixth in the AL), 125 runs (tied for second), 91 walks, 36 doubles (third), and a.439 slugging average, the only time he topped.400.
Rizzuto continued at the top of the lineup (first or second in the order) until he slumped badly in 1954, hitting just.195.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/R/Rizzuto_Phil.stm   (1310 words)

 ABC News: Yankees Great Phil Rizzuto Dies at 89
Rizzuto, the Hall of Fame shortstop during the Yankees' dynasty years and beloved by a generation of fans for exclaiming "Holy cow!" as a broadcaster, died Tuesday Aug. 14, 2007.
Rizzuto was the oldest living Hall of Famer and his Cooperstown plaque noted how he "overcame diminutive size." At 5-foot-6, he played over his head, winning seven World Series titles and an AL MVP award and becoming a five-time All-Star.
Rizzuto's No. 10 was retired by baseball's most storied team, and the club will wear his number on its left sleeves for the rest of the season.
abcnews.go.com /Sports/wireStory?id=3477722   (505 words)

 Phil Rizzuto - BR Bullpen
Rizzuto appeared in nine World Series, and was named to five All-Star teams.
Rizzuto entered the Navy in October 1942 and was discharged in October 1945.
Rizzuto died 8 years after his long-time New York rival at shortstop and the man who shared his inititals, Pee Wee Reese.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Phil_Rizzuto   (382 words)

 Phil Rizzuto
Rizzuto grew up a Dodgers fan, because, he said, "it was easier to sneak into Ebbets Field than Yankee Stadium." He tried out for the Dodgers in 1937, but was brusquely rejected by the manager, who told Rizzuto he would earn a better living as a shoe-shine boy than as a ballplayer.
Rizzuto broke in with the Yanks in 1941, and he was primarily a singles hitter, with a career batting average of.273, which dropped 27 points in his 52 World Series games.
Like Harry Caray, Rizzuto's catch phrase as a broadcaster was "Holy cow!" Rizzuto often beat the traffic by leaving the ball park in the game's late innings, announcing on-air for his wife, "I'll be home soon, Cora" as he left the booth.
www.nndb.com /people/795/000044663   (514 words)

 wcbstv.com - Yankees Legend Phil Rizzuto Dies
In fact, Rizzuto even tried out for the Dodgers in 1937, only to be told by then-Dodgers manager Casey Stengel that he might be better suited for a different line of work.
"Phil Rizzuto's contributions to the Yankees and the sport of baseball were immense for a period of over 50 years.
Rizzuto was one of 15 Yankees to have his number retired by the team.
wcbstv.com /topstories/local_story_226110556.html   (829 words)

 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: The Hall of Famers
Phil Rizzuto spent 13 seasons as a Yankee shortstop and 40 more in their broadcast booth.
Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto, who overcame his diminutive size to become a key contributor to numerous New York Yankees championships and followed his playing career with a lengthy and entertaining stint in the team's broadcast booth, died Tuesday.
Bruce Sutter, who revolutionized the split-fingered fastball and was among the first of the closing relief pitcher specialists, was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006 by the baseball writers.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /hofers_and_honorees/hofer_bios/rizzuto_phil.htm   (454 words)

 Gothamist: Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto, 1916-2007   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Former Yankees shortstop and long-time announcer for the team Phil Rizzuto died this morning at the age of 89.
Rizzuto was cut rather abruptly from the team in 1956, after a professional career that secured him a spot in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Phil Rizzuto is worthy of the Hall of Fame and compared to the people who have gotten in recently, like Bruce Sutter, he looks like Babe Ruth.
gothamist.com /2007/08/14/phil_scooter_ri.php   (990 words)

 Phil Rizzuto Quotes
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present an unprecedented collection of baseball related quotations spoken by Phil Rizzuto and about Phil Rizzuto.
Scooter, as he often was referred to, was only 5'6 tall, but reporters often said he covered the field like a player twice that height.
Phil Rizzuto played with the New York Yankees on ten American League pennant winning teams and competed in nine World Series.
www.baseball-almanac.com /quotes/quorizz.shtml   (508 words)

 Deseret Morning News | Rizzuto did it right
At 5-feet 6-inches, Rizzuto was once told as a kid he should "get a shoe shine box," that he was too tiny to make a dent in the major leagues.
But Rizzuto not only made a dent in the majors, he made a dent in five all-star teams and the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown.
As a baseball announcer, Rizzuto brought that same exuberance and intensity to the broadcasting booth.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,5143,695201180,00.html   (505 words)

 ABC News: Baseball Great Phil Rizzuto Dead at 89
Phil Rizzuto, famous for his "Holy cow!" exclamation as a broadcaster, has died at the age of 89.
Phil Rizzuto, the Hall of Fame shortstop during the Yankees' dynasty years and beloved by a generation of fans for exclaiming "Holy cow!" as a broadcaster, died Tuesday.
Rizzuto, known as "The Scooter," played for the Yankees throughout the 1940s and '50s and won seven World Series titles.
abcnews.go.com /Sports/wireStory?id=3477591   (189 words)

 Phil Rizzuto Books on Amazon.com
Phil Rizzuto made his Major League debut on 04-14-1941 with the New York Yankees.
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present all the Phil Rizzuto books currently listed on Amazon.com - the leading providing of online Phil Rizzuto books.
Did you know that Baseball Almanac is attempting to catalog every ballplayer who has appeared on a Baseball Digest Cover since the magazine was first published in August 1942 when major league games were confined to the eastern and midwestern regions of the country?
www.baseball-almanac.com /books/index.php?p=rizzuph01   (322 words)

 YouTube - Phil Rizzuto for The Money Store
Phil was a cousin of mine, my name is Lorraine Rizzuto and I am from Massachusetts.
Then they found out their last name was Rizzuto and the other fans left them alone, and let them root for whoomever they wanted.
Phil I will always rememebr how funny you were in the broadcast booth with Bill White.
youtube.com /watch?v=nDQHQkuv9l0   (386 words)

 Phil Rizzuto Collection - Geppi's Memorabilia Roadshow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
One of the most important collections to come to the auction market in many years is The Phil Rizzuto Collection, a lifetime of Yankee memorabilia from "The Scooter," a Yankee immortal and the oldest living member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Geppi's Memorabilia Road Show was honored to be selected as the auction house by the Rizzuto family, largely because of the close ties to the Yankees held by a number of Geppi's officials, as well as the company's integrity in the marketplace by specializing in collections directly from players.
Phil and Cora Rizzuto, his bride of 62 years (who is almost as well known to Yankee fans as he is through his broadcasts), were on hand at Mickey Mantle's Restaurant today for a press conference to announce the auction.
www.gmrs.com /rizzuto.asp   (471 words)

 BBTF's Hall of Merit Discussion :: Phil Rizzuto
Rizzuto had an excellent season at age 21 with the 1939 Kansas City Blues, one of the great teams of minor league history, hitting.316 and leading the league in double plays.
Giving Rizzuto full credit for the seasons missed during the war, and possibly also a year of minor league credit, there seems to be a very strong case for ranking Rizzuto ahead of Fox.
Phil's friends and family will end up on that page looking for his numbers and -- although I agree he was not a great selection -- I think its tacky to have a comment like that up there.
www.baseballthinkfactory.org /files/hall_of_merit/discussion/33107   (8473 words)

 Phil Rizzuto Autographed Bat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994, Phil Rizzuto is regarded as one of the greatest shortstops in baseball history.
At the beginning of his successful career with the New York Yankees, Rizzuto was named Rookie of the Year for his great play 1941.
Phil Rizzuto has hand-signed this game model bat with the special "ROY 1941" inscription.
www.switsport.com /ss-rizzutobat2.htm   (68 words)

 Phil Rizzuto Autograph Baseball - Find, Compare, and Buy at Shopping.com
Derek Jeter and Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto are undeniably the two greatest shortstops in Yankees history.
Phil Rizzuto was the Yankee shortstop for ten of the Yankees' 24 World Championships.
Phil Rizzuto overcame his diminutive size to anchor the superb New York Yankees teams that won nine pennants and seven World Series during his 13 big...
www.shopping.com /xGS-Phil_Rizzuto_Autograph_Baseball   (1175 words)

 Yankee Player Photo Template
Philip Francis Rizzuto (born Fiero Francis Rizzuto on September 25, 1916)(Note: The Baseball Hall of Fame website lists his birthyear as 1917) is a former Major League Baseball player and radio/television sports announcer, known both for his skills as a player and his popular but idiosyncratic style as an announcer.
Rizzuto had played with Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio and was close friends with the Yankee Clipper.
Rizzuto can also be heard on the Meat Loaf song "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" from his album Bat Out of Hell, in which Rizzuto's broadcasting of a Yankees game is a metaphor for the song's protagonist's attempts to score with a woman.
www.ultimateyankees.com /philrizzutophotos.htm   (1893 words)

 Phil Rizzuto, Hart Seely, Tom Peyer -- O Holy Cow!: The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto
Phil Rizzuto, Hart Seely, Tom Peyer -- O Holy Cow!: The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto
Those of you who are Phil Rizzuto spent years on the airwaves doing it inadvertently during Yankee baseball broadcasts.
Seely and Peyer recognized poetry when they heard it, culling and formatting a book's worth of Rizzuto's between-play chatter.
www.deuceofclubs.com /books/148_rizzuto_holy_cow.htm   (272 words)

 Amazon.com: O Holy Cow: Books: Phil Rizzuto,Hart Seely,Tom Peyer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Rizzuto's "poems" are hilarious and often-insightful instances of the poetry of everyday speech.
Phil Rizzuto is that rare double-threat, and that's why this book is essential for anyone who likes bunts or poems.
My only complaint is that the editors have left out my all-time favorite Rizzuto moment, which was the time circa 1980 when Rizzuto and Frank Messer spent part of a day game discussing whether or not gorillas can swim.
www.amazon.com /O-Holy-Cow-Phil-Rizzuto/dp/0880015330   (1137 words)

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