Saturday, October 26, 2013

Phil Rizzuto

On this date in 1950, Phil Rizzuto is named the AL MVP after hitting .324 with 200 hits and 125 runs.

"I'll never forget September 6, 1950. I got a letter threatening me, Hank Bauer, Yogi Berra and Johnny Mize. It said if I showed up in uniform against the Red Sox, I'd be shot. I turned the letter over to the FBI and told my manager Casey Stengel about it. He gave me a different uniform and gave mine to Billy Martin."

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