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Holy cow, we lose a true legend

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by casty33, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    I just heard a TV report that Phil Rizzuto has died after a long illness.

    RIP to one of the funniest men I ever met.

    I'll try to confirm and find out more.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  3. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    RIP Phil Rizzuto

    heard on ESPN radio.
  4. Flash

    Flash Guest

    That was quick ... his wiki entry has already been updated with his death.
  5. fleishman

    fleishman Active Member

    they're talking to joe Garagiola now on WFAN. Last year I picked up his book, "O Holy Cow, the selected verse of Phil Rizzuto.
  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

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    Updated: 8 minutes ago

    NEW YORK - Hall of Fame New York Yankees shortstop and longtime broadcaster Phil Rizzuto passed away at the age of 89 on Tuesday.

    Rizzuto, nicknamed "Scooter", played 13 seasons with the New York Yankees, going to the playoffs in 10 of them.

    Known primarily for his fielding, Rizzuto won the 1950 A.L. MVP after hitting .324 with 200 hits and 125 runs scored.
  7. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    How sad. I used to watch the Yankees when I was a kid only because Rizzuto was on the broadcast. An absolutely hilariousm, down-to-earth legend.
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    r.i.p., scooter, thanks for the memories. i'm sure there's a wonderful italian pastry shop in heaven. 8) :D 8)
  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Sad news. RIP Scooter.

    Kind of odd timing, but just a couple of days ago, ESPN replayed Scooter getting knocked over by the cow during Rizzuto Day at the Stadium.
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Ok, here we go, we got a real pressure cooker
    going here, two down, nobody on, no score,
    bottom of the ninth, there's the wind-up and
    there it is, a line shot up the middle, look
    at him go. This boy can really fly!
    He's rounding first and really turning it on
    now, he's not letting up at all, he's gonna
    try for second; the ball is bobbled out in center,
    and here comes the throw, and what a throw!
    He's gonna slide in head first, here he comes, he's out!
    No, wait, safe--safe at second base, this kid really
    makes things happen out there.
    Batter steps up to the plate, here's the pitch--
    he's going, and what a jump he's got, he's trying
    for third, here's the throw, it's in the dirt--
    safe at third! Holy cow, stolen base!
    He's taking a pretty big lead out there, almost
    daring him to try and pick him off. The pitcher
    glance over, winds up, and it's bunted, bunted
    down the third base line, the suicide squeeze in on!
    Here he comes, squeeze play, it's gonna be close,
    here's the throw, there's the play at the plate,
    holy cow, I think he's gonna make it!
  11. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    Back when I was a kid, we'd get WPIX and Yankees games on our regular channel lineup. I didn't much care for the Yankees, but it was always a joy to listen to Scooter. Or maybe it was those incessant commercials for The Money Store.

    At any rate, RIP to a legend.
  12. fleishman

    fleishman Active Member

    you mean this one:

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