LoHud.com and The Journal News has put together a tribute page for Phil Rizzuto with some stories we did, his statistics and other features.
Please check it out for more on the passing of the Hall of Famer. The column by Rick Carpiniello is excellent.
It’s truly amazing when you think of it. The Yankees signed Rizzuto in 1937 and he was part of the team as a player or broadcaster for nearly 60 years. To have played with Joe DiMaggio and been a friend to Derek Jeter … people like that can’t be replaced.
I read a wire story today that described Yankee Stadium having profound sadness. I didn’t sense that. Standing next to Yogi Berra and hearing other people talk, I got a sense that they were celebrating a life well-lived, not mourning.
Rizzuto left nothing but friends, had a loving family and died in his sleep a few weeks short of 90. Who wouldn’t sign up for that?