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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 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.
He was born Francisco Philip Rizzuto on 25 September, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey.
He was born Fiero Francis Rizzuto on 25 September, 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


Phil Rizzuto often said "I gotta get over that bridge". To what did this phrase refer?
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.
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.

Question 9:


On which TV show did Phil Rizzuto appear as the first mystery guest?
Whom Do You trust?
What's My Line?
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?
Lou Gehrig's Disease
cerebral palsy
skin cancer
muscle atrophy andesophageal problems

 


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