Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Remembering Phil Rizzuto

A New York Yankee legend died yesterday. Phil Ruzzuto was beloved as shortstop and a broadcaster for the Yanks. Phil Rizzuto overcame his small stature to become one of the best shortstops in Yankee history. He was a part of 7 World Series Championship teams with the Yankee dynasty in the 1940's and 50's. He was American League MVP in 1950. By most though, he was known for being the Yankee broadcaster for four decades. He was the oldest living Hall of Famer when he died. He is also a hero by serving in World War 2 for three seasons. The Scooter, as he was known by the Yankee faithful, was elected to the Hall of Fame finally in 1994. As a broadcaster his famous line was "Holy cow!". Phil Rizzuto died at 89, Tuesday.

1 comment:

  1. Phil was one of the true originals of the game of baseball. I knew him more as an announcer than a ball player but in either case, one of the all-time greats. Read several other of your posts and enjoyed them. Thanks for the kind words on my blog you read on The Power Alley. Check out my main "home" blog at