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Commissioner's statement
08/14/2007 3:57 PM ET
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto:

"I am terribly saddened by the death of Phil Rizzuto. Phil was a unique figure who exemplified the joy of our game to millions of fans. He was an integral part of the New York Yankees throughout the 1940s and 1950s before bringing his distinctive personality and his infectious enthusiasm to the broadcast booth. On behalf of Major League Baseball, I express my deepest sympathy to his wife, Cora, his family and his legions of fans everywhere."

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