Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,
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Mourning in Cooperstown and the Bronx

Flags are flying at half staff today in Cooperstown, to mark the passing this morning of Phil "The Scooter" Rizzuto, the hall-of-fame Yankees player and broadcast announcer. He was 89.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/08/14/phil.rizzuto/

He always protested that he was never a great player and didn't belong in the Hall of Fame, but for several generations of baseball fans, he more than anyone else personified the Bronx Bombers.
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