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Phil Rizzuto

Phil Rizzuto (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 25, 1917; died, West Orange, NJ, Aug. 13, 2007.)  Philip Francis Rizzuto was a part of the New York Yankees longer than any other man in the history of the franchise, except perhaps only public address announcer Bob Sheppard.  Joining the team in 1941 as a reserve […]

Frank Messer

Frank Messer (Sportscaster. Born, Asheville, NC, Aug. 8, 1925; died, Deerfield Beach, FL, Nov. 13, 2001.) The professional who held together the Yankees radio and television broadcasts for 18 seasons (1968-85), Wallace Frank Messer began his broadcasting career in 1948. Messer became sports director of WSKY in Asheville, N.C., a position he held for six […]

Gil McDougald

Gil McDougald (Baseball. Born, San Francisco, CA, May 19, 1928; died, Wall Township, NJ, Nov. 28, 2010.) Among the unsung heroes of seven Yankee pennant-winners in the 1950s, Gilbert James McDougald was the epitome of the utility man. McDougald, regrettably, is most remembered as the hitter whose line drive in May 1957 hit lefthander Herb […]

Herb Goren

Herb Goren (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 5, 1916; died, Manhasset, NY, Feb. 8, 1991.)  A bright, affable, and engaging man as well as an excellent craftsman, Herbert Goren was also something of a prodigy.  Goren broke in with The Sun in 1933 and began writing baseball.  He introduced a column in 1935 as a […]

Frank Crosetti

Frank Crosetti (Baseball.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 4, 1910; died, Stockton, CA, Feb. 11, 2002.)  A skilled defensive shortstop before World War II and a long-time third base coach, Frank Peter Joseph Crosetti was part of 122 World Series games encompassing 23 of the Yankees’ first 29 A.L. champions.  He appeared in 1,682 games […]

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