April 1, 2010
April 1, 2010
Many baseball fans know that Rizzutto, just 5"6' and 160 pounds, was a diminutive player who overcame his size to become a five-time All-Star, the 1950 American League MVP, and that he helped the Yankees win seven World Series titles during his 13-year career. Casual fans may say Scooter was playing over his head and had a great cast of teammates that would make any average player look better. However, DeVito reveals in Scooter: The Biography of Phil Rizzutto that size never defined Rizzutto.
With a 40-year career on the air spanning the end of his playing days until his death in 2007, he bolstered his unique status in New York City history by surpassing his career on the diamond with an even more stellar career in the broadcast booth. In this, the first fully-researched and deeply revealing biography of an American legend, DeVito gives Rizzutto the proper biographical treatment reserved for a man who was one of the best players in the world, a World War II veteran, and one most famous announcers ever. No, nothing was accidental about Scooter's career. Rizzutto worked for it all, and he worked in ways some fans never realized. DeVito shows you precisely how and why in Scooter: The Biography of Phil Rizzutto.
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Sports + Recreation
- Subgenre: Sports, Baseball / History
- Language: English
- Author: Carlo Devito
- Online Item #: 12147910
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-9655
- ISBN: 9781600781650
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported