posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 04:54 AM
I was saddened to hear of the passing yesterday of Phil Rizzuto, NY Yankee and Hall of Famer. I knew him from his broadcasting days and always liked
Rizzuto delighted TV and radio listeners for four decades, his voice dripping with his native Brooklyn. He loved his favourite catch-phrase -
exclaiming "Holy cow!" when Roger Maris hit his 61st home run - and often shouted "What a huckleberry!"
In an age of broadcasters who spout statistics, Rizzuto was a storyteller. He liked to talk about things such as his fear of lightning, the style of
an umpire's shoes or even the prospect of outfielder Dave Winfield as a candidate for president.
Even if you are not a baseball fan you probably heard him on Meatloaf's song "Paradise By the Dashboard Light."
He will be missed. RIP Phil Rizzuto.