- The Letter
... TV Announcer
Ascot Park Announcer
TV commercial (with Jim Lampley) for National Finance Corp. (1990s)
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Phil Rizuto | Scooter Rizutto | Scooter Rizzuto | father of Pat Rizzuto
5' 6" (1.68 m)
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I'll never forget September 6th, 1950. I got a letter threatening me, Hank Bauer, Yogi Berra
and Johnny Mize
. It said if I showed up in uniform against the Red Sox I'd be shot. I turned the letter over to the FBI and told my manager Casey Stengel
about it. You know what Casey did? He gave me a different uniform and gave mine to Billy Martin
. Can you imagine that! Guess Casey thought it'd be ...
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.