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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Oh, That Phil!

Have the "Yankees Classic" of Righetti's no-hitter on.  It occurred on July 4th, 1983, near the All-Star game, so Phil Rizzuto and Bill White got to jawing about the game.

Bill White:  Did you ever play in an all-star game, Phil?

Scooter:  Yes, I did.  I was in one and I remember Ralph Kiner banged into the scoreboard and broke his elbow.

In fact, Rizzuto was referring to the 1950 All-Star Game, one of five he was named to, in which Kiner hit the game-tying home run in the ninth, and Ted Williams broke his elbow going after a flyball.

Oh, Phil.  How much other misinformation did you fill our heads with?  And yet, we miss you still.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

HE WAS THE BEST.

SCOOTER AND WHITE.

THERE WERE MAGIC.

MISS THEM SO MUCH.

HoraceClarke66 said...

And don't forget Frank Messer, ALL-CAPS!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Funny, watching that Righetti no-hitter, it was a good crowd at the Stadium, for a game against the Red Sox on the Fourth of July.

But it wasn't a sell-out. And while most stayed to the end, they were much more blasé about the no-hitter part. No one was even standing until there were two out in the ninth.

Anonymous said...

YES...MESSER WAS 'HOME' TOO, HOSS.