R.I.P. Phil Rizzuto [MERGED]

mr. sin

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Baseball Hall of Famer and former New York Yankee Phil Rizzuto has died.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/08/14/phil.rizzuto/index.html?cnn=yes


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20263214/
NEW YORK - 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. He was 89.

His death was confirmed by the Yankees. Rizzuto had been in declining health for several years and was living at a nursing home in West Orange, N.J.

Rizzuto, known as “The Scooter,” played for the Yankees throughout the 1940s and ’50s and won seven World Series titles.
 
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I hate the yankees and everthing to do with them but Rizzuto wasn't bad...RIP
 

warpedmind84

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I like how theyre making such a huge deal in the media here in the city, he was 89, not so young. There is more i mportant news going on. I dont need a half hour report on him.
 

MJMANDALAY

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My Aunt used to date Phil back in their youth in the 30's, he used to hang in the old Italian section of Newark NJ along with a few other guys that would go on to become Yankees.
 

whitebeard

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Scooter will not be down for Breakfast

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. He was 89.

His death was confirmed by the Yankees. Rizzuto had been in declining health for several years and was living at a nursing home in West Orange, N.J.
 

IDidItAll

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A kid I went to high school with ended up being Rizzuto's personal assistant and secured an interview for me with The Scooter when I was in college back in '93.

Phil was just great. he called me a "huckleberry" and said "Holy Cow" when I brought up that I had learned about sex by listening to his cuts on that Meatloaf song.

Miss ya, Phil.

Also, I met Tom Seavers daughters that day and they were both hot!

Also, I saw Tom Seaver at the urinal after the interview and lets just say he's not just in the Hall of fame for his pitching.
 

Joe Avezzano

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Is the guy that George had a keychain of on Seinfeld? Where it would say "holy cow" all the time and got buried in a pothole?
 
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I had a Phil Rizzuto bobblehead but he fell into a pothole when I skipped across the road.
 

OfficerCornjob

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A legend, and my fathers favorite player. My earliest baseball memories involve watching him call games on WPIX-11 back in the day.
 

bill333

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RIP Scooter.

I can't believe he had to live in a nursing home. You would think there would be enough money to live out of your own home and get assistance. There isn't enough money to pass around to take care of people who established these sports? Sad. $10 million a year for some douche bag but legends of the games can't even walk anymore. That's why Gene Upshaw is under fire.

Loved the mistakes he made commenting on games. Get ready for some serious tribute to him at the stadium.
 

Creasy Bear

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Phil went to the big Money Store in the sky.

RIP, Scooter.
 

pure_waves

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Ill always have fond memories of him and Bill White calling games on WPIX. Talkin more about old ladies birthdays and cannolis and leaving early to beat the traffic more than balls and strikes or what was happening in the game. Great guy, and great Yankee. RIP Phil.

For fans who loved him check out this book, its a fun read: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0880015330/?tag=wackbagcom-20
 

Steam

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My mom was a huge Rizzuto fan and I remember always enjoying listening to him call the games. First with Bill White and then Tom Seaver.

Back in those days we'd go to about two Yankee games a year with one of them always being Old Timers Day so my parents could see some of their favorites and of course Phil. In '85 we also got tickets to Phil Rizzuto Day. We got them at the Ticketmaster in Jamesway and when we got there we realized that they were all for the same seat in Loge. After an hour or so of confusion they eventually moved us down to the fifth row or so. It was awesome. Of course the Yankees lost that day and Seaver got his 300th win but I still have a picture of myself in my little Yankee uniform posing in Monument Park before the game.

Every year we'd also anxiously await the word from the Veterans Committee on if Rizzuto would be inducted into the Hall. Finally in '94 they let him in and we went. It was awesome at how many people turned out to see him.

Rest in Peace Phil.