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Phil Rizzuto was a Hall of Fame shortstop for the Yankees during their dynasty of the 1940s and '50s and a beloved member of the team as both a player and a broadcaster. A fixture on the field for 13 seasons, Rizzuto helped the Yankees to seven World Series championships. A great contact hitter and a superb fielder, Rizzuto frequently supplied the ingredients for victory and was the American League's MVP in 1950. After his playing career he moved to the broadcast booth, from where he entertained fans for 40 seasons. More >
 Career Highlights
Summary of accomplishments:
• 5-time All-Star (1942, 1950-1953)
• American League MVP (1950)
• Never struck out more than 42 times in a season
• Anchored Yankee teams that won seven of nine World Series in his 13-year career
• Served three years with the Navy in World War II
• Yankees uniform No. 10 retired on Phil Rizzuto Day in 1985
 Career totals (1941-1942, 1946-1956)
G AB H HR RBI SB AVG
1661 5816 1588 38 563 149 .273
Complete career stats >

"My best pitch is anything the batter grounds, lines, or pops in the direction of [Phil] Rizzuto."
- Yankees pitcher Vic Raschi

::: Quick Facts :::

Born: Brooklyn, New York
MLB Debut: April 14, 1941
Height/Weight: 5-6, 160 lbs
Position: Shortstop
Nickname: Scooter
World Series: 1941-42, 1947, 1949-53, 1955

Upon retirement, he spent 40 years as a popular Yankees broadcaster.
 
 Sights & Sounds
• Phil Rizzuto obituary 400K
• YES Network tribute to Rizzuto 400K
• Yogi talks about Rizzuto 400K
• Remembering Phil Rizzuto View gallery
• Former Yankee Jim Leyritz remembers Rizzuto 400K
• Bob Wolff remembers Rizzuto 400K
• Mel Allen narrates Scooter's bio (1994) 350K
• Scooter's Hall of Fame induction speech 350K
• Rizzuto talks about becoming a Yankee 350K
• Rizzuto on how he met his wife Cora 350K
• Yankees retire number 10 to honor The Scooter 350K
• Rizzuto on Yankees' importance to MLB 350K
• Rizzuto calls Roger Maris' 61st Homer 350K
• Rizzuto calls Phil Niekro's 300th win 350K
• Scooter interviews Dent after '78 Playoff Game 350K
• Bobby Murcer on Rizzuto and cannolis 350K
• Rizzuto on Huckleberry and Holy Cow 350K
• Murcer remembers Scooter dropping the mic 350K
• Rizzuto's Memorable Broadcasts Pt. 1 350K
• Rizzuto's Memorable Broadcasts Pt. 2 350K
• Rizzuto's Memorable Broadcasts Pt. 3 350K
• Rizzuto on MLB Radio, July 17, 2001 Listen
• Former Yankees PR director Appell on Rizzuto Listen
 Hall of Fame Plaque (Inducted in 1994)
PHILIP FRANCIS RIZZUTO
"SCOOTER"

NEW YORK, A.L., 1941-1942, 1946-1956

OVERCAME DIMINUTIVE SIZE (5'6", 150 LBS) TO ANCHOR SUPERB YANKEE TEAMS WHICH WON 10 PENNANTS AND 8 WORLD SERIES DURING HIS 13 MAJOR LEAGUE SEASONS. OUTSTANDING SHORTSTOP ON FIVE CONSECUTIVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CLUBS. SKILLED BUNTER AND ENTHUSIASTIC BASE RUNNER WITH SOLID .273 LIFETIME BATTING AVERAGE. ALL-STAR FIVE TIMES AND A.L. MVP IN 1950 WHEN HE PEAKED AT .324 WITH 200 HITS AND A .439 SLUGGING PCT.