Phil Rizzuto (1917-2007)

by Mike on August 14, 2007

in Sports

New York Yankees broadcaster and Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto passed away earlier today at the age of 89.

Rizzuto’s passing is especially sad for me because he was the first baseball announcer I remember. Although he would often wax poetic on things that had little or nothing to do with the game in front of him, listening to Rizzuto was always enjoyable. His cries of “Holy Cow!” and blatant cheering for the Yankees made him a legend in the booth. Like the seven World Championships he helped the Yankees win, memories of Rizzuto’s broadcasting will always bring smiles to the faces of Yankee fans everywhere.

Phil Rizzuto will be missed. May he rest in peace.

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Chris August 14, 2007 at 7:30 pm

RIP Scooter. His “Holy Cow” is forever enshrined in Meat Loaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.”

I also remember him calling the games and did so with a great enthusiasm. Definitely will be missed.

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