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O Holy Cow!: The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto
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O Holy Cow!: The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto

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by Phil Rizzuto, Tom Peyer (Editor), Hart Seely (Editor), Bobby Murcer (Foreword by), Roy Blount Jr. (Introduction)
 

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Hall of Fame shortstop and Yankees broadcaster extraordinaire, the incomparable Phil Rizutto (1917-2007) waxed poetic on America's favorite pastime from the glorious days of Mantle and Maris well into the reign of Jeter and Rivera. For more than a quarter century the Bard of the Booth captured great moments in baseball—and effortlessly interwove them with

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Hall of Fame shortstop and Yankees broadcaster extraordinaire, the incomparable Phil Rizutto (1917-2007) waxed poetic on America's favorite pastime from the glorious days of Mantle and Maris well into the reign of Jeter and Rivera. For more than a quarter century the Bard of the Booth captured great moments in baseball—and effortlessly interwove them with essential and often hilarious insights into the human condition.

In loving commemoration and celebration of the life and career of an exceptional Man of Baseball, this new edition of O Holy Cow! includes a new foreword by baseball legend Bobby Murcer, a new poem written by editors Tom Peyer and Hart Seely, and more than sixty additional never-before-published masterworks of short, impromptu verse that capture the unmistakable voice of the unforgettable Rizzuto.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061567131
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/25/2008
Edition description:
New Expanded Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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O Holy Cow!
The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto

Field of Butterflies

Absolutely!
If you don't get a little,
A few butterflies,
No matter what you do,
On the first day of anything,
You're not human.

April 12, 1991
New York at Kansas City
Storm Davis pitching to Steve Sax
First inning, no outs, bases empty
(First batter, opening day)
No score

O Holy Cow!
The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto
. Copyright © by Phil Rizzuto. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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