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RIP Phil Rizutto

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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 his style.

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.

posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 07:58 PM
As much as i hate the Yankees i wish his family the best. He was a great man no doubt about it.


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