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Phil Rizzuto

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Enjoy this quiz on the Yankee shortstop and announcer.

Question 1:


Which statement about Philip Rizzuto's birth is true?
He was born Fiero Francis Rizzuto on 25 September, 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
He was born Francisco Philip Rizzuto on 25 September, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey.
He was born Philip Francis Rizzuto on 25 September, 1916 in Hillside, New Jersey.
He was born Carlo Philip Rizzuto on 25 September, 1915 in The Bronx, N.Y.

Question 2:


Former baseball player and radio/television sports announcer Philip Rizzuto can be heard on a Meatloaf song .
True
False

Question 3:


When did Phil Rizzuto play for the Yankees?
1947-1962
1937-1950
1941-1953
1929-1945

Question 4:


When Phil Rizzuto got death threats from a Boston Red Sox fan, what did manager Casey Stengel do?
Nothing
He had him change uniform numbers with another player.
He sat Rizzuto so he would be safe.
He had Rizzuto play second base instead of shortstop.

Question 5:


Phil Rizzuto won the Hickok Belt which is awarded to whom?
The best defensive player in baseball
The best baseball player of the year
The best professional athlete of the year
The best announcer of the year

Question 6:


What was Phil Rizzuto's forte?
Getting extra base hits (doubles and triples)
Hitting home runs
Knocking in runners from second and third
Bunting and defense

Question 7:


Which of these expressions was not commonly said by Phil Rizzuto as an announcer?
High enough, deep enough, gone!
Unbelievable!
Holy Cow!
Huckleberry

Question 8:


Phil Rizzuto often said "I gotta get over that bridge". To what did this phrase refer?
He worried bout the game having to go to extra innings so he'd have to work overtime.
He was worried about getting through the seventh inning when he got an inning off.
He was worried about getting through to the sixth inning when Bill White would take over the announcing, making White his "bridge" to relaxing.
He was worried about getting home late because of traffic on the George Washington Bridge to NJ.

Question 9:


On which TV show did Phil Rizzuto appear as the first mystery guest?
What's My Line?
Whom Do You trust?
Truth or Consequences
Beat the Clock!

Question 10:


Phil Rizzuto had his number 2 retired by the New York Yankees.
True
False

Question 11:


In 2006, it was announced that Phil Rizzuto had what medical problems?
cerebral palsy
muscle atrophy andesophageal problems
skin cancer
Lou Gehrig's Disease

 


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