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For Rizzuto, Game Sometimes Seems Secondary

Interested in golf? Restaurants? Anniversaries? Birthdays?

Tune in Phil Rizzuto, who is now in his 30th year as a Yankee broadcaster.

Rizzuto is renowned here for his partisanship and the tangents he often takes.

Sometimes, the game seems secondary.

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Don Drysdale, now associated with the Chicago White Sox, recalled working a game with Rizzuto in which he fell behind on his scorecard and glanced at Rizzuto’s to catch up.

“I saw he had ‘W W’ next to a couple of hitters,” Drysdale recalled. “I couldn’t figure what it meant and finally asked him.”

Replied Rizzuto: “Wasn’t watching, wasn’t watching.”


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