Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Yankee legend passes away

"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."

Phil Rizzuto: Sept. 25, 1917 - Aug. 14, 2007

Rest in peace.

8 comments:

sorrowed said...

New York has suffered a tremendous loss with the passing away of the Scooter and Charitable Brooke too.

Anonymous said...

Although Scooter is incorrectly associated with Brooklyn, Rizzutto was a Glendale native and attended Richmond Hill High School. Along with Astoria native Whitey Ford, we have two Queens natives as New York Yankees Hall Of Famers. One of our own has passed. May he rest in peace.

bronx boy said...

Scooter has now joined Joltin' Joe.....the Bambino..... and the best of the rest of the olde Yankee lineup.

There must be a helluva game being played
in heaven tonight!

Rest in peace boys with the rest of the immortals.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous #1: Rizzutto was born In Brooklyn.

Anonymous said...

The baseball stadium where Rizzutto and many other legendary Yankees played is about to be demolished. That just doesn't seem right.

Anonymous said...

The hallowed ground will be subdivided into smaller fields, just like housing lots.

Anonymous said...

If they do that the great Bambino may issue another curse.

Anonymous said...

How about the Curse of the Scooter?