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On this date in Yankees history: Scooter in the Hall

BRONX, N.Y. — On this date in New York Yankees history, Phil Rizzuto earned a call to the Hall. On Feb. 25, 1994, “Scooter” received his election notice from the Hall of Fame’s Veterans Committee.

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The legendary Yankee shortstop and broadcaster gained entry along with Leo Durocher and Steve Carlton, who was elected via the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Rizzuto, whose No. 10 was retired in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium, was the heart of a dynasty to one generation and a colorful character and voice of the team to another.

Scooter was a five-time All-Star, earned the 1950 AL MVP and won seven World Series titles and nine pennants in his 13-year career.

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In the WPIX broadcast booth, Rizzuto was known for his phrases from “Holy Cow!” to “huckleberries,” and happy birthday wishes on air. Scooter also clowned around with Bill White, among others and would leave games early on occasion to avoid a lightning storm or to beat the traffic on the GW Bridge. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the cannolis, a day without cannolis is like a day without sunshine.

Scooter was truly one of a kind.