Phil Rizzuto

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Birthday
25, 1917
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Aug 13, 2007 (89)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
25, 1917
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Aug 13, 2007 (89)

About

5-time MLB All-Star shortstop who played 13 seasons with the New York Yankees, winning the 1950 American League MVP Award and 7 World Series Championships.

Before Fame

The Sporting News named him Minor League Player of the Year in 1940, while he was playing for the Kansas City Blues.

Trivia

His #10 was retired by the Yankees and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.

Family Life

He had four kids with Cora Anne Esselborn, whom he married in 1943.

Associated With

He became a Yankees sports broadcaster after retirement and he called Derek Jeter's first home run.