Phil Rizzuto

Phil Rizzuto
Birthdate 9/25/1917
Death Date 8/13/2007
Debut Year 1941
Year of Induction 1994
Teams Yankees
Position Shortstop

Phil Rizzuto played 13 years for the Yankees; during that time the team won ten AL pennants and eight World Series championships.

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In his rookie year Phil Rizzuto hit .307 and received support in MVP balloting

In his rookie year Phil Rizzuto hit .307 and received support in MVP balloting

This undated letter offers outstanding content and is signed by Phil Rizzuto at the bottom. Among the highlights, “My rookie season was quite memorable as I batted .307 and Joe DiMaggio hit in 56 consecutive games. We then went on to beat the Dodgers in the World Series four games to one, Holy
Phil Rizzuto's career year came in 1950 when he was the AL Most Valuable Player

Phil Rizzuto's career year came in 1950 when he was the AL Most Valuable Player

In 13 big league seasons Phil Rizzuto hit .273. He hit .300 or better just twice, his rookie season and in 1950. The league MVP in 1950, Scooter established career highs in multiple offensive categories. His 200 hits, 125 runs, .324 average, 7 homers, and 66 RBI were all career-best numbers. This of
Rizzuto's broadcast partner Bill White urged the Veterans Committee to elect the Yankee shortstop

Rizzuto's broadcast partner Bill White urged the Veterans Committee to elect the Yankee shortstop

For decades Phil Rizzuto was at the center of a heated Hall of Fame debate. As shortstop for 9 pennant-winning teams and 7 World Series champions, Rizzuto was seen as Cooperstown-worthy by many. Dodger captain and fellow shortstop Pee Wee Reese earned induction

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