Phil Rizzuto

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    September 26, 2013

    Ad-Rock Hated "Faggots" and Other Beastie Boys Revelations Gleaned From Our Archives

    Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Jose Reyes Still Trails in All-Star Vote?! What's Wrong With You People?!

    ​This is for all New York baseball fans. I'm talking to you. I don't care whether you're a Yankees fan or Mets fan or somebody who just lives in or around New York and follows both teams. I want to know what the hell is the matter with you! Jose Reyes still trailed Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011


    Minor-league ball is back

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    January 5, 2011

    Dwayne Houghton, Shot to Death New Year's Day in Queens; Cops Hunt Suspect

    Wanted: Carrie Dixon​Cops are searching for Carrie Dixon, 25, a suspect in a homicide around 5:30 a.m. on New Year's Day in the area of Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park in Queens. Dead is Dwayne Haughton, 29. Cops heard shots and found Haughton on the ground at 127th Street and 94th Avenue with gunshot ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Derek Jeter Best Shortstop, but Where's at Least a Mention of Jose Reyes?

    ​Like the Huffington Post on steroids, MSG's weekly show The Lineup continues to tell us what we already know. In the first four episodes we were told that the best catcher in New York baseball history was Yogi Berra, the best first baseman Lou Gehrig, the best second baseman Jackie Robinson ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Where's the Suspense in Picking New York's All-Time Baseball Lineup?

    ​We just watched the second episode of MSG's The Lineup, which airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. and repeats throughout the week, and aside from the fun of watching clips of old ballplayers, we're kind of wondering what the point is. The Lineup's panel -- former players Gary Carter and Sparky Lyle ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Holy Cow, Scooter, Look at Yankee Stadium Now!

    ​Here's the view from the elevated subway platform today at 161st Street and River Avenue, of what is - or was -- Yankee Stadium. Near as we can tell, that's left field where the staircase is tumbling.

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    August 15, 2007

    Rizzuto's Hall of Fame Speech Readers Remember

    This video tribute cuts off the end of Scooter's Hall of Fame acceptance speech, but it's worth listening to just to hear him describe sticking grits in his pocket during his first trip south. It's got some great pictures also. Many readers shared their memories of Phil Rizzuto yesterday. Too true ... More >>

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    August 14, 2007

    Phil Rizzuto: RIP

    Pour a little out for Phil Rizzuto. The Yankee shortstop and legendary broadcaster has died at 89. He'll be remembered as pesky shortstop who played on seven World Champion teams, but for many New Yorkers of a certain age, Rizzuto will always be the voice of the Yankees on Channel 11. I'm not a Ya ... More >>

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    August 14, 2007

    The Poetry of Phil Rizzuto

    In the comments section of the Runnin' Scared post on the passing of Phil Rizzuto, reader JR asked "Some years back, the VV used to print some of his TV commentary in the form of poetry. Please reprint some, you huckleberries. Thanks." Well, I've got bad news and good news. The bad news is the edi ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2007

    The True Homer

    Hold the innocence: Remember Phil Rizzuto as he truly was

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    October 11, 2006

    Ghost of Munson in the Lidle Plane Crash

    Any thoughts that the Yankees' first-round exit to Detroit represented a "tragic" end to their season were instantly trivialized today with the news that Yanks pitcher Cory Lidle was the pilot of the twin-engine **Cessna that crashed into an Upper East Side apartment building today, killing all on b ... More >>

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    August 5, 2003
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    August 6, 2002
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    April 30, 2002

    Gorillas in Our Midst

    They're All Going to Cooperstown. Which Ones Will Have to Pay Admission?

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    July 17, 2001

    Where Have You Gone, Derek Jeter?

    Before We Enshrine the Local Hero, Let’s Take a Look at Some Cold Facts

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    August 15, 2000
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    November 2, 1999

    Sweeping Questions

    The Yanks Are Champs Again. So What?

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    August 17, 1999

    Pee Wee's Excellent Career

    Reese over Rizzuto— and not just because of Robinson

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    June 8, 1999
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    March 9, 1999

    Legend in the Gray Flannel Suit

    Joseph Paul Dimaggio, 1914-1999