Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto was one of the finest defensive short stops to be put on the pinstripes. He was the classic small ball player which was only fitting due to his small stature.
Rizzuto thought was scared of everything. From lightning to snakes, anything could get this guy to jump out of his skin. Because of this, he was the butt of plenty practical jokes.
After his career on the diamond came to a close, he took his talents to the broadcast booth where he openly rooted for the Yankees. He was known for his use of the phrases, "Holy cow," "Did you see that?" and, "Unbelievable!"
He became quite famous for his steam of consciousness play-by-play style.
His "Holiest Cow of 1978," was when he didn't realize he was on the air and proclaimed, "Well, that kind of puts a damper on even a Yankee win," after hearing the Pope had past.