FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2007
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON DEATH OF PHIL RIZZUTO
"Phil Rizzuto was a Brooklyn boy, a Yankee legend, a Hall of Famer - and one of the most beloved figures in New York sports history. In the 1940s and 1950s, in a line-up filled with stars, The Scooter left his mark, defining what it means to be a great Yankee shortstop. And for another half-century, he brought his talents, class, and humor to the broadcast booth, where he came to embody the Yankee family and its great history. There will never be another - and generations of New Yorkers, young and old, will miss him, his stories, his passion for the game, and his love of the Yankees. On behalf of all New Yorkers, and baseball fans everywhere, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially his beloved wife, Cora, and their children."
Stu Loeser (212) 788-2958