Phil Rizzuto Stats

Phil Rizzuto was born on Tuesday, September 25, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. Rizzuto was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1941, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Phil Rizzuto baseball stats page.

"Phil Rizzuto stood only 5 feet, 6 inches tall, but there was no better shortstop in his era. Casey Stengel's 'little fella" was the American League leader in double plays three times. Same goes for total changes. Said starting pitcher Vic Raschi : 'My best pitch is anything the batter grounds, lines or pops in the direction of Rizzuto.'" - Author Ken McMillan in Tales from the Yankee Dugout: Quips, Quotes & Anecdotes about the Bronx Bombers (Sports Publishing, 05/25/2001, Phil Rizzuto , Page 150) [ Phil Rizzuto Quotes ]
Phil Rizzuto

Phil 'Scooter' Rizzuto Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#114 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Phil 'Scooter' Rizzuto Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#114 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Philip Francis Rizzuto
Nickname:
Phil - Scooter
Born On:
09-25-1917  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Brooklyn, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-13-2007 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
West Orange, New Jersey
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Richmond Hill High School (Queens, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-06
Player Weight Chart Weight:
160
First Game:
04-14-1941 (Age 23)
Last Game:
08-16-1956
Draft:
Not Applicable
Phil Rizzuto

Phil Rizzuto Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Phil Rizzuto

Phil Rizzuto Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1941 24 Yankees 133 515 65 158 20 9 3 0 46 27 - 36 5 - 1 13 .307 .343 .398
1942 25 Yankees 144 553 79 157 24 7 4 1 68 44 - 40 10 - 6 13 .284 .343 .374
1946 29 Yankees 126 471 53 121 17 1 2 0 38 34 - 39 7 - 6 10 .257 .315 .310
1947 30 Yankees 153 549 78 150 26 9 2 1 60 57 - 31 9 - 8 6 .273 .350 .364
1948 31 Yankees 128 464 65 117 13 2 6 0 50 60 - 24 13 - 2 6 .252 .340 .328
1949 32 Yankees 153 614 110 169 22 7 5 0 65 72 - 34 25 - 1 18 .275 .352 .358
1950 33 Yankees 155 617 125 200 36 7 7 0 66 92 - 39 19 - 7 6 .324 .418 .439
1951 34 Yankees 144 540 87 148 21 6 2 0 43 58 - 27 26 - 5 10 .274 .350 .346
1952 35 Yankees 152 578 89 147 24 10 2 0 43 67 - 42 23 - 5 9 .254 .337 .341
1953 36 Yankees 134 413 54 112 21 3 2 0 54 71 - 39 18 - 4 6 .271 .383 .351
1954 37 Yankees 127 307 47 60 11 0 2 0 15 41 - 23 18 2 1 7 .195 .291 .251
1955 38 Yankees 81 143 19 37 4 1 1 0 9 22 1 18 13 0 3 2 .259 .369 .322
1956 39 Yankees 31 52 6 12 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 6 7 0 0 1 .231 .310 .231
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
13 Years 1,661 5,816 877 1,588 239 62 38 2 563 651 1 398 193 2 49 107 .273 .351 .355
Phil Rizzuto

Phil Rizzuto Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1941 Yankees SS 128 124 3,348 680 5.3 651 252 399 29 109 n/a n/a n/a .957 5.25
1942 Yankees SS 144 144 3,843 799 5.5 769 324 445 30 114 n/a n/a n/a .962 5.40
1946 Yankees SS 125 124 3,033 671 5.4 645 267 378 26 97 n/a n/a n/a .961 5.74
1947 Yankees SS 151 151 3,942 815 5.4 790 340 450 25 111 n/a n/a n/a .969 5.41
1948 Yankees SS 128 128 3,300 624 4.9 607 259 348 17 85 n/a n/a n/a .973 4.97
1949 Yankees SS 152 152 4,002 792 5.2 769 329 440 23 118 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.19
1950 Yankees SS 155 155 447 767 4.9 753 301 452 14 123 n/a n/a n/a .982 45.48
1951 Yankees SS 144 144 3,708 748 5.2 724 317 407 24 113 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.27
1952 Yankees SS 152 152 3,963 785 5.2 766 308 458 19 116 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.22
1953 Yankees SS 133 132 3,222 647 4.9 623 214 409 24 100 n/a n/a n/a .963 5.22
1954 Yankees 2B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1954 Yankees SS 126 97 2,484 494 3.9 478 184 294 16 84 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.20
1955 Yankees 2B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1955 Yankees SS 79 43 1,353 235 3.0 225 93 132 10 30 n/a n/a n/a .957 4.49
1956 Yankees SS 30 15 462 91 3.0 85 31 54 6 17 n/a n/a n/a .934 4.97
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
SS Totals 1,647 1,561 37,107 8,148 4.9 7,885 3,219 4,666 263 1,217 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.74
2B Totals 2 0 12 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
13 Years 1,649 1,561 37,119 8,149 4.9 7,886 3,220 4,666 263 1,217 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.74
Phil Rizzuto

Phil Rizzuto Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1941 Yankees 14 5 .737 4 1 n/a 171.7 14.3 11.2 - - -
1942 Yankees 22 6 .786 0 0 n/a 138.3 13.8 8.1 - - -
1946 Yankees 14 7 .667 0 1 n/a 235.5 12.1 12.4 - - -
1947 Yankees 11 6 .647 2 0 n/a 274.5 17.7 9.2 - - -
1948 Yankees 6 5 .545 0 0 n/a 77.3 19.3 9.3 - - -
1949 Yankees 18 6 .750 0 1 n/a 122.8 18.1 9.4 - - -
1950 Yankees 12 8 .600 0 0 n/a 88.1 15.8 9.3 - - -
1951 Yankees 18 3 .857 0 0 n/a 270.0 20.0 12.6 - - -
1952 Yankees 17 6 .739 0 0 n/a 289.0 13.8 13.4 - - -
1953 Yankees 4 3 .571 0 1 n/a 206.5 10.6 7.6 - - -
1954 Yankees 3 2 .600 1 7 n/a 153.5 13.3 20.5 - - -
1955 Yankees 7 1 .875 1 6 n/a 143.0 7.9 15.9 - - -
1956 Yankees 3 0 1.000 0 2 n/a 0.0 8.7 8.7 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
13 Years 149 58 .720 8 19 n/a 153.1 14.6 10.3 - - -
Phil Rizzuto

Phil Rizzuto Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1941 New York Yankees 10 $5,000.00 - Stats
1942 New York Yankees 10 $7,500.00 Stats Stats
1946 New York Yankees 10 $15,000.00 - -
1947 New York Yankees 10 $20,000.00 - Stats
1948 New York Yankees 10 $25,000.00 - -
1949 New York Yankees 10 $28,000.00 - Stats
1950 New York Yankees 10 $32,000.00 Stats Stats
1951 New York Yankees 10 $65,000.00 Stats Stats
1952 New York Yankees 10 $55,000.00 Stats Stats
1953 New York Yankees 10 $50,000.00 Stats Stats
1954 New York Yankees 10 $40,000.00 - -
1955 New York Yankees 10 $38,000.00 - Stats
1956 New York Yankees 10 $30,000.00 - -


Phil Rizzuto spent thirteen years with the New York Yankees - "the heart of the team on defense is up the middle" (infielder Gil McDougald ) - helping the Bronx Bombers win nine American League pennants and seven World Series ( 1941 , 1947 , 1949 , 1950 , 1951 , 1952 & 1953 ), and helping teammate / outfielder Joe DiMaggio , who said, "The little guy in front of me, he made my job easy, I didn't have to pick up so many ground balls."
Phil Rizzuto Hall of Fame Plaque
Phil Rizzuto | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1994 ( HOF )

Did you know that when "The Scooter" retired, his 1,217 career double plays at shortstop were the second most in baseball history? Do you know who was first? [ Answer ]

The "answer" to the did you know above was the eleventh greatest shortstop in Major League history, as ranked by Bill James in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract . Rizzuto was sixteenth, an excerpt:

"...deserved the American League Gold Glove in 1941, 1942, 1946, and 1950, and did deserve the MVP Award which he won in 1950." James further commented about that year saying, "In 1949. everything started to come back together. While every other Yankee regular battled injuries, Rizzuto played 153 games, glueing the Yankee defense together to take Casey's first pennant. By the end of the year sportswriters were once more arguing that Rizzuto was the best shortstop in baseball. In 1950 he was the best player in baseball, at any position."

In 1938, Frankie Crosetti took part in 120 double plays, setting a new record for double plays in a season by a New York Yankees shortstop. In 1950, Phil Ruzzuto turned 123 double plays, breaking The Crow 's record, and no shortstop in Yankees history has ever had more!

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