Phil Rizzuto

Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto played for the New York Yankees in 1941-1942, and 1946-1956 as a shortstop. Rizzuto was one of the defensive shortshops in league. His career high came in 1946 after WWII, with a batting average .324 with 200 hits and 125 RBI.

He played in 21 consecutive World Series games without an error. In 1950 he won the AL East MVP award and helped New York sweep the Phillies. After the 1956 season he retired from baseball and became a broadcaster for the Yankees, a position he held for 40 years. His trademark phrase as an announcer was “Holy Cow!” He was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.

Yankees Career Record:

  • Games: 1, 661
  • AB: 5,816
  • Hits: 1,588
  • Runs: 877
  • Avg: .273
  • HR: 38
  • RBI: 563
  • SB: 149

About Anthony Lasala

When i'm not playing sports video games, you might spot me playing Yu Gi Oh 5DS on Xbox Live.

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