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Phil Rizzuto

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Phil Rizzuto was a Major League Baseball player and broadcaster. He played shortstop for the New York Yankees from 1941 to 1956, and was considered one of the best defensive shortstops of his era. Rizzuto was a key member of the Yankees teams that won seven American League pennants and five World Series championships during his playing career.

Rizzuto was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1917. He began his professional baseball career in the Yankees' minor league system, and made his major league debut with the team in 1941. He quickly established himself as one of the top shortstops in the league, and was known for his strong arm and sure-handed fielding. He was also a solid hitter, and he was selected to the American League All-Star team seven times during his career.

After his playing career, Rizzuto became a sportscaster and television personality, and he is perhaps best known for his long tenure as a color commentator for the Yankees. He was known for his distinctive voice and his use of colorful phrases and expressions during broadcasts. He became a fan favorite for his humorous and entertaining style of commentary. Rizzuto was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994, and he passed away in 2007

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