Select Page

Phil_Rizzuto_1950Phil_Rizzuto_1953PhilRizzuto10gal-rizzuto2-jpg1efe773fc2b31ba2cb33e126b16b6a78PhilRizzuto

 

The Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto Museum


Hillside is proud to call the Scooter one of our own! The Scooter was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 1950. During his 13 years, the NY Yankees won 10 American League titles and 7 World Championships. He holds many World Series records for his position as shortstop. He is also regarded as one of the best bunters in baseball history. The Scooter played his last game on August 16, 1956. When he retired, he became a radio and television sports announcer. He enjoyed a 40-year career and became known for his trademark expression “Holy Cow.” His broadcasts were lively and he charmed listeners of all ages. If you drove down Westminster Avenue you would be able to spot the Scooter’s home by his mailbox! He received a gift of a cow in the shape of a mailbox that he was proud to use. You can see it today in our museum. Phil Rizzuto passed away on August 13, 2007 at age 89. Baseball legend, community supporter and Hillside Historical Society member, we are proud to call him one of our own! Please come and visit the Phil Rizzuto Museum located on the grounds of the Woodruff House Eaton Store Museum. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and remember the good old days!

HHS - Rizzuto Musuem counter(1)

rizzuto