- 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)
Did You Know?
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 ...
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.
As a broadcaster for the Yankees for 40 years, he would exclaim "Holy cow!" when describing a great play.