Phil Rizzuto, 1917-2007

rizzuto Phil Rizzuto, 1917 2007Phil Rizzuto, the former MVP Yankee shortstop and baseball commentator, died today at the age of 89.

Rizzuto, a Brooklyn native known to teammates and fans as “Scooter,” anchored the middle of the infield for the all-time-great Yankee teams that played in the ‘40’s and ‘50’s. He was well-known to later generations of New Yorkers for making up, along with Bill White, one of the most memorable play-calling teams ever.

 

Phil Rizzuto Has Died at 89 [1010 WINS]
Career Stats [baseball-reference.com]