Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Note on Scooter

My dad's an even bigger baseball fan than moviegoer, and he followed the Yankees very closely in the '40s and '50s, so I figured I would share this note he sent along after Phil Rizzuto died earlier this week:
I wasn't crazy about him as a broadcaster but he was one terrific player. I always contrasted him with Ralph Kiner when I mocked the Hall of Fame. Kiner sailed in and Rizzuto had to wait decades before the Old-Timers Committee voted him in. No GM who ever lived would have taken Kiner ahead of Rizzuto if they were starting a new franchise. He was the catalyst for all those Yankee championships. Sad to see him go...


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