Phil Rizzuto

Phil Rizzuto

Sports | Hillside (1916 – 2007)

Phil Rizzuto, “The Scooter,” was a Hall of Fame shortstop for the Yankees during their dynasty of the 40′s and 50′s and a beloved member of the team as both a player and broadcaster. A five-time All Star, Rizzuto was a fixture on the field for 13 seasons and helped the Yankees to seven World Series Championships. A great contact hitter and a superb fielder, Rizzuto frequently supplied the ingredients for victory and was the American League’s MVP in 1950. After his playing career he moved to the broadcast booth, from where he entertained fans for 40 seasons. If he were with us today to be told of his induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, we are sure the first words out of his mouth would be “Holy Cow!”

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