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Scooter: The Biography of Phil Rizzuto
     

Scooter: The Biography of Phil Rizzuto

by Carlo DeVito
 

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Phil Rizzuto Enjoyed Stellar Careers on the Baseball Diamond and in the Broadcast Booth, but Neither Came Easy. The scrappy New York native earned his spot on the Yankees by becoming one of the best defensive shortstops in baseball history. While his casual manner and neighborhood charm earned Rizzuto disdain from announcers who believed that former players had no

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Phil Rizzuto Enjoyed Stellar Careers on the Baseball Diamond and in the Broadcast Booth, but Neither Came Easy. The scrappy New York native earned his spot on the Yankees by becoming one of the best defensive shortstops in baseball history. While his casual manner and neighborhood charm earned Rizzuto disdain from announcers who believed that former players had no business in a broadcast booth, those trademark; characteristics further endeared him to the sport's most devoted fans.

This remarkable biography is a unique portrait of Hall of Famer Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto—tenacious competitor, World War II veteran, businessman, broadcaster, and unforgettable baseball legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600781650
Publisher:
Triumph Books
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.34(d)

Meet the Author


Carlo DeVito is a publishing executive and the author of Wellington: The Maras, the Giants, and the City of New York and Yogi: The Life and Times of an American Original, as well as biographies on Phil Rizzuto and D. Wayne Lukas. He lives in Ghent, New York.

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