It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...

This Bostonian tips his cap to a departed Yankee.

"Here's the windup, fastball, hit deep to right, this could be it! Way back there! Holy cow, he did it! Sixty-one for Maris! And look at the fight for that ball out there! Holy cow, what a shot! Another standing ovation for Maris, and they're still fighting for that ball out there, climbing over each other's backs. One of the greatest sights I've ever seen here at Yankee Stadium!"
- Phil Rizzuto calling Roger Maris' record-breaking 61st home run, asterisks bedamned, on October 1, 1961.
"If we'd had [Phil] Rizzuto in Boston, we'd have won all those pennants instead of New York."
- Ted Williams, campaigning for Rizzuto's inclusion in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
After many years of always-bridesmaiding-never-briding, Scooter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994. The oldest living Hall of Famer died today at the age of 89.

Scooter's made it over the GWB for the last time. Godspeed.
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