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Yankees Hall of Fame Shortstop Phil Rizzuto Dies At 89

The World of Baseball mourned the death Tuesday, of former New York Yankees shortstop, and long time broadcaster Phil Rizzuto who died from complications from pneumonia. Rizzuto was 89, and had been living the last few years in a New Jersey nursing home as his health started to fail him. The man who brought the phrase "Holy Cow" to the Baseball Lexicon as a Television analyst for the Bombers was inducted into Cooperstown as a player in 1994, by the veterans committee after failing to be voted in by the BBWA. Rizzuto was the American League MVP in 1950 when he got 200 hits hit for a .324 average, and a .439 slugging percentage. "Scooter" was known as a slick fielding shortstop, and the Yankees won 10 pennants and 8 World Series while he was the shortstop. Rizzuto also made the American League All-Star team five times.

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