Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Yankee Stadium, Phil Rizzuto Tribute

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Yankee Stadium From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yankee Stadium is a baseball stadium in New York City that is the home of the New York Yankees, a Major League baseball team. Located at East 161st Street and River Avenue in the Bronx, it has hosted Yankees home games since 1923. It was formerly the home of the New York Giants football team, and once hosted dozens of boxing's most famous fights.

Yankee Stadium is one of the most famous sports venues in the world, due to its primary occupants having won more World Series championships than any other team. Its nickname, "The House that Ruth Built", comes from the iconic Babe Ruth, the baseball superstar whose prime years coincided with the beginning of the Yankees' winning history. Many Yankee fans refer to it as simply "The Stadium" (as in "I'm going to a game at the Stadium").

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Phil Rizzuto From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Philip Francis Rizzuto (born Fiero Francis Rizzuto, September 25, 1917 – August 13, 2007) was a Major League Baseball player and radio/television sports announcer, known both for his skills as a player and his popular but idiosyncratic style as a broadcaster.

Nicknamed "The Scooter," Rizzuto was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994, having been selected by a Veterans Committee vote.

Rizzuto was born in Brooklyn, the son of a streetcar motorman. Despite his diminutive size — usually listed during his playing career as five feet, six inches tall and 160 pounds — he played both baseball and football at Richmond Hill High School in Queens.

While most sources have listed his birth date as 1918, he admitted many years ago that he had cut a year off his birth date early in his career after players told him it would add a year to his career. His actual birth year was 1917

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1 comment:

Italia said...

Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories: Unforgettable Tales From the House that Ruth Built comes from a writer who has compiled over forty hilarious and moving essays by writers and commentators about the experiences that have made Yankee Stadium famous. Columnists, sports writers, biographers, and more provide literary insights into Yankee Stadium experiences that provide a 'you are there' feel. Accompanied by a foreword by Yogi Berra, this is simply outstanding!

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