Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees Framed 15″ x 17″ Baseball Hall of Fame Collage with Facsimile Signature
Philip Francis Rizzuto
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1994
Primary team: New York Yankees
Primary position: Shortstop
The 5-foot-6, 150-pounds Rizzuto, nicknamed “Scooter,” broke into the Yankees’ lineup in 1941 and became an All-Star the next season.
The Yankees won the World Series each year from 1949-53, and Rizzuto was the starting shortstop in each season. He retired following the 1956 campaign with a batting average of .273, 1,588 hits, 149 stolen bases, 38 home runs, 563 RBI and five All-Star Game selections. He led all AL shortstops in double plays three times, putouts twice and assists once.
Following his days as a player, Rizzuto moved into the Yankees’ broadcast booth, where – over the next four decades – he developed a whole new legion of fans with his trademark “Holy Cow” expression and his unique style.
Rizzuto was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1994. He passed away on Aug.13, 2007.