Tuesday, August 14, 2007

R.I.P. Phil Rizzuto

Phil Rizzuto, famed Yankee shortstop has died.
"I guess heaven must have needed a shortstop," Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said in a statement. "He epitomized the Yankee spirit - gritty and hard charging - and he wore the pinstripes proudly."
Yet the best complement of all time came from the splendid splinter himself.
Williams, a member of the committee, argued that Rizzuto was the man who made the difference between the Yankees and his Red Sox. He was fond of saying, "If we'd had Rizzuto in Boston, we'd have won all those pennants instead of New York."

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