Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park

Atlantic Ave., 95 Ave. bet. 127 St. and 125 St.

Queens

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This park is named after Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto, (1917 – 2007) an American Major League Baseball shortstop and announcer with the New York Yankees.

Rizzuto was born in Brooklyn, NY, and attended Richmond Hill High School in Queens where he played both baseball and football. In 1937, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the New York Yankees and began his 13-year career with them. He was well known for being the best bunter of his era helping the Yankees win seven World Series and becoming the AL MVP in 1950. After he retired in 1956, he worked for the organization as the color commentator for their live broadcasts where he coined his popular catchphrase “Holy Cow.”

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