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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
(1964)
Down You Go
Down You Go Himself / panelist (1954-1955)
(1951)
1976 World Series
1976 World Series Himself - Color Commentator
(1976)

Filmography

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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)
Shortstop
 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

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 ... See more »

Trivia:

Provided the baseball play-by-play element of Meatloaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light". He was not told of the sexual nature of the song before he recorded his portion. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

The Scooter See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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