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Fenway
09-10-2007, 09:46 AM
Bill Madden on September 9th published Phil's last interview

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/09/09/2007-09-09_one_last_meeting_with_phil_rizzuto-4.html (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/09/09/2007-09-09_one_last_meeting_with_phil_rizzuto-4.html)

Tells a funny story on how cheap DiMaggio was :smile:

Oblong
09-10-2007, 10:18 AM
Don't know if this was mentioned already but he gave a great HOF induction speech. On his wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Rizzuto) there's some great examples of his humor.

He talked about going in the army and being sent to New Guinea. "I thought it was a place they took all the Italians".

itsnotrequired
09-10-2007, 10:27 AM
Don't know if this was mentioned already but he gave a great HOF induction speech. On his wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Rizzuto) there's some great examples of his humor.

He talked about going in the army and being sent to New Guinea. "I thought it was a place they took all the Italians".

The BaseballChannel.TV Daily Audio podcast from August 14 is an hour long and devoted entirely to Phil Rizzuto. I believe there are two interviews, his HoF speech and a speech at one of the Yankee old-timer dinners. He tells that story about going to war as well as some other hilarious tales.

http://dds.mlb.com/2007/daily/081407_mlbr.mp3