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Phil Rizzuto

Philip Francis Rizzuto (Scooter)
born Fiero

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: September 25, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Richmond Hill HS (Queens, NY)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1937. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1941 (Age 23.201)   vs. WSH 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1941-1956

Final Game: August 16, 1956 (Age 38.326)   vs. BOS 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1994.
   View Phil Rizzuto Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: August 13, 2007 in West Orange, NJ
Cremated
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Phil Rizzuto: 38 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 2 tying, 5 go ahead, 9 lacking some details
1 Tm
NYY38
 
vs RHP22
vs LHP16
 
Home21
Away17
 
Leverage
High Lev4
Medium Lev8
Low Lev17
7 Opps
SLB9
CLE8
PHA7
DET5
BOS5
WSH2
CHW2
30 Pitchers
Bob Lemon3
Ellis Kinder2
Sam Zoldak2
Alex Kellner2
Early Wynn2
Morrie Martin2
Joe Ostrowski2
Dick Fowler1
Red Embree1
Bob Kuzava1
Cliff Fannin1
Joe Dobson1
Mel Harder1
Roy Henshaw1
Al Smith1
Gene Bearden1
Roger Wolff1
Art Houtteman1
Al Widmar1
Ned Garver1
7 Parks
Yankee Stad21
Shibe Pk5
ClevelandStd4
Sprtsmn3/Busch3
Comiskey Pk2
Fenway Pk2
Tiger Stad1
Where Hit
Unk17
717
782
81
91
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms36
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th12
Unk8
1st8
2nd7
7th1
9th1
6th1
Outs
013
Unk9
18
28
 
DefPos
SS38
Bases
---16
Unk9
1--7
12-4
1231
--31
 
64 RBI
RISP6
0 on20
1 on12
2 on4
3 on2
Any on18
Inning
12
24
33
46
57
62
76
85
92
Extra1
 
1-39
4-615
7-end14
RelScore
+4..4
+32
+26
+13
Tied5
-11
-22
-32
-4..4
Unk9
 
Ahead15
Tied5
Behind9
Unk9
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1941 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1941-04-23 NYY BOS Charlie Wagner tied 2-2 b 11 1 1-- 2 1 6 0.361 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Selkirk Scores
2 2 2 1 1941-06-21 NYY DET Dizzy Trout behind 1-7 b 7 0 --- 1 8 6 0.019 4% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1941-09-26 (2) NYY WSH Early Wynn tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 6 0.099 63% Home Run
1942 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1942-06-19 NYY @ CLE Mel Harder behind 0-2 t 2 2 1-- 2 8 6 0.201 46% Home Run; Dickey Scores
5 5 2 1 1942-07-17 NYY CLE Al Smith tied 0-0 b 1 2 123 4 6 6 0.289 86% Home Run; Rolfe Scores; DiMaggio Scores; Keller Scores
6 6 3 1 1942-08-15 (2) NYY @ PHA Roger Wolff tied 1-1 t 5 1 1-- 2 8 6 0.243 75% Home Run; Rosar Scores/unER
7 7 4 1 1942-08-31 NYY DET Roy Henshaw b 4 2 6
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
8 8 1 1 1946-05-08 NYY SLB Sam Zoldak ahead 2-0 b 7 1 12- 3 1 6 0.076 99% Home Run; Grimes Scores; Dickey Scores
9 9 2 1 1946-05-26 (2) NYY @ BOS Joe Dobson t 7 2 6
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1947-07-13 (1) NYY @ CHW Joe Haynes t 3 4 6
11 11 2 1 1947-07-30 NYY DET Art Houtteman ahead 5-4 b 4 0 --- 1 8 6 0.105 80% Home Run
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
12 12 1 1 1948-05-29 NYY @ PHA Dick Fowler behind 0-3 t 3 1 --- 1 1 6 0.079 27% Home Run
13 13 2 1 1948-06-07 NYY SLB Ned Garver b 7 1 6
14 14 3 1 1948-06-13 NYY CLE Gene Bearden ahead 3-1 b 8 2 1-- 2 8 6 0.056 99% Home Run; McQuinn Scores/unER; Rizzuto Scores/unER
15 15 4 1 1948-07-16 NYY SLB Cliff Fannin behind 0-9 b 8 0 --- 1 8 6 0.001 0% Home Run
16 16 5 1 1948-07-21 (1) NYY CLE Sam Zoldak ahead 5-3 b 6 0 --- 1 8 6 0.066 91% Home Run
17 17 6 1 1948-09-17 NYY @ DET Lou Kretlow ahead 11-4 t 9 2 1-- 2 7 6 0.001 100% Home Run; Mapes Scores
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
18 18 1 1 1949-05-03 NYY @ SLB Joe Ostrowski behind 0-2 t 4 0 --- 1 2 6 0.103 38% Home Run
19 19 2 1 1949-05-04 NYY @ SLB Bill Kennedy ahead 6-3 t 4 0 1-- 2 2 6 0.088 91% Home Run; Coleman Scores
20 20 3 1 1949-08-06 NYY SLB Red Embree b 5 1 6
21 21 4 2 1949-08-06 NYY SLB Joe Ostrowski b 6 2 6
22 22 5 1 1949-08-20 NYY PHA Bubba Harris b 7 1 6
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
23 23 1 1 1950-06-07 NYY DET Hal Newhouser behind 2-3 b 5 2 --- 1 1 6 0.151 52% Home Run
24 24 2 1 1950-06-11 (2) NYY SLB Al Widmar ahead 3-1 b 7 2 --- 1 1 6 0.065 93% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to LF (LF-CF)
25 25 3 1 1950-07-28 NYY @ CHW Bill Wight ahead 2-0 t 8 0 --- 1 2 6 0.068 92% Home Run (LF-CF)
26 26 4 1 1950-08-31 NYY CLE Bob Lemon ahead 5-3 b 8 0 --- 1 2 6 0.035 97% Home Run
27 27 5 1 1950-09-07 NYY @ BOS Ellis Kinder behind 0-5 t 5 0 12- 3 2 6 0.130 27% Home Run (Deep LF); Brown Scores; Hopp Scores
28 28 6 1 1950-09-12 NYY @ CLE Early Wynn ahead 3-0 t 2 1 --- 1 1 6 0.068 82% Home Run
29 29 7 1 1950-09-24 NYY BOS Ellis Kinder ahead 5-1 b 4 0 --- 1 2 6 0.036 94% Home Run
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
30 30 1 1 1951-04-29 NYY WSH Bob Kuzava tied 0-0 b 2 2 12- 3 8 6 0.261 81% Home Run; Berra Scores; Jensen Scores
31 31 2 1 1951-05-27 (1) NYY PHA Morrie Martin ahead 1-0 b 3 0 1-- 2 1 6 0.141 84% Home Run; Shea Scores
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
32 32 1 1 1952-07-23 NYY @ CLE Bob Lemon behind 2-7 t 9 0 --- 1 1 6 0.007 1% Home Run
33 33 2 1 1952-09-09 NYY @ SLB Dick Littlefield t 2 1 8 6
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
34 34 1 1 1953-07-06 (1) NYY @ PHA Morrie Martin t 4 2 6
35 35 2 1 1953-08-16 (1) NYY @ PHA Alex Kellner ahead 5-0 t 5 2 12- 3 8 6 0.051 99% Home Run; Woodling Scores; Martin Scores
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
36 36 1 1 1954-04-25 (1) NYY @ PHA Alex Kellner ahead 1-0 t 5 0 --- 1 8 6 0.116 76% Home Run (Deep LF)
37 37 2 1 1954-08-13 NYY BOS Tex Clevenger ahead 6-2 b 8 1 --3 2 8 6 0.005 100% Home Run; Carey Scores
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
38 38 1 1 1955-08-26 NYY @ CLE Bob Lemon behind 0-3 t 5 1 --- 1 9 6 0.079 22% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.