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Phil Rizzuto (1917–2007)

Phil Rizzuto was the NY Yankees star shortstop for 13 seasons between 1941 and 1956. A Hall of Famer, Rizzuto was the American League Most Valuable Player in 1950. After his playing career, Rizzuto was a popular long-time TV/radio announcer for the Yankees. He called the action for 40 seasons from 1957 to 1996, and was known for his "Holy Cow". ... See full bio »

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Known For

1964 World Series
1964 World Series Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Down You Go
Down You Go Himself / panelist (1954-1955)
1976 World Series
1976 World Series Himself - Color Commentator


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 1999 Summer of Sam
Yankee Broadcaster (voice, as Phil Rizuto)
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
TV Announcer
- The Letter (1992) ... TV Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1990 Working Tra$h (TV Movie)
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
Ascot Park Announcer
- Destruction Derby (1979) ... Ascot Park Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Radio Announcer
- Encore (1971) ... Radio Announcer (voice)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

The radio and TV voice of the New York Yankees, 1957-1995. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 6 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Phil Rizuto | Scooter Rizutto | Scooter Rizzuto | father of Pat Rizzuto


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

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. See more »


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. See more »


As a broadcaster for the Yankees for 40 years, he would exclaim "Holy cow!" when describing a great play.


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