- The Letter
... TV Announcer
Ascot Park Announcer
The radio and TV voice of the New York Yankees, 1957-1995.
1 Print Biography |
1 Portrayal |
1 Article |
6 Pictorials |
Phil Rizuto | Scooter Rizutto | Scooter Rizzuto | father of Pat Rizzuto
5' 6" (1.68 m)
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I like radio better than television because if you make a mistake on radio, they don't know. You can make up anything on the radio.
Rizzuto had long given his birth year as 1917, but he admitted to sportswriter Bill Madden - for the 2003 book "Pride of October" - that 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. His true birth year was actually 1916.
As a broadcaster for the Yankees for 40 years, he would exclaim "Holy cow!" when describing a great play.