From the book, "O Holy Cow! The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto." In memory of Phil Rizzuto (1917-2007).
The legs are so important
In golf they're very,
People don't realize
How important legs are in golf.
Or in baseball,
And football, definitely.
O, in track.
Is there anything, what?
Is there anything where the legs
Are not the most important?
May 28, 1991. Boston at New York. Roger Clemens pitching to Jesse Barfield. Seventh inning, one out, bases empty. Red Sox lead 6-1
Reversal of Opinion
And he hits one in the hole
They're gonna have to hurry.
THEY'LL NEVER GET HIM!
They got him.
How do you like that.
I changed my mind before he got there.
So that doesn't count as an error.
July 10, 1992. Seattle at New York. Dave Fleming pitching to Andy Stankiewicz.
First inning, no outs, bases empty. Mariners lead 1-0.
I Really Should Be Going Home
It's very chilly,
As a matter -
I'm telling you,
I've been freezing.
My hands are cold.
I have low blood pressure anyway.
I really should be going home.
July 24, 1983 (The Pine Tar Game). Mike Armstrong pitching to Rick Cerone.
Seventh inning, bases empty, two outs. Yankees lead, 4-3
Rest in peace, Scooter.
Phil was a class act, on and off the field. All royalties from his book are donated to a variety of children's charities, including Saint Joseph's School for the Blind in NJ, the Hale House center in NYC, and the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside NJ.
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