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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)
Rookie Status: Lost 1941 [*]
Team: Yankees 1941-1956

Final Game: August 16, 1956 (Age 38)
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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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 25, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #289. Harry Hooper… #290. Joe Tinker… #291. Dave Bancroft… #292. PHIL RIZZUTO… #293. Jason Kendall… #294. Juan Gonzalez… #295. Johnny Pesky… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1941 23 NYY AL 133 548 515 65 158 20 9 3 46 14 5 27 36 .307 .343 .398 .741 96 205 13 1 5 *6 MVP-20
1942 24 NYY AL 144 613 553 79 157 24 7 4 68 22 6 44 40 .284 .343 .374 .718 103 207 13 6 10 *6 AS,MVP-19
1943 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service - US Navy)
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service - US Navy)
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service - US Navy)
1946 28 NYY AL 126 520 471 53 121 17 1 2 38 14 7 34 39 .257 .315 .310 .625 74 146 10 6 7 *6
1947 29 NYY AL 153 623 549 78 150 26 9 2 60 11 6 57 31 .273 .350 .364 .714 99 200 6 8 9 *6
1948 30 NYY AL 128 539 464 65 117 13 2 6 50 6 5 60 24 .252 .340 .328 .668 79 152 6 2 13 *6 MVP-33
1949 31 NYY AL 153 712 614 110 169 22 7 5 65 18 6 72 34 .275 .352 .358 .711 88 220 18 1 25 *6 MVP-2
1950 32 NYY AL 155 735 617 125 200 36 7 7 66 12 8 92 39 .324 .418 .439 .857 122 271 6 7 19 *6 AS,MVP-1
1951 33 NYY AL 144 630 540 87 148 21 6 2 43 18 3 58 27 .274 .350 .346 .696 92 187 10 5 26 *6 AS,MVP-11
1952 34 NYY AL 152 673 578 89 147 24 10 2 43 17 6 67 42 .254 .337 .341 .678 94 197 9 5 23 *6 AS,MVP-14
1953 35 NYY AL 134 506 413 54 112 21 3 2 54 4 3 71 39 .271 .383 .351 .734 103 145 6 4 18 *6 AS,MVP-6
1954 36 NYY AL 127 373 307 47 60 11 0 2 15 3 2 41 23 .195 .291 .251 .541 52 77 7 1 18 2 *6/4
1955 37 NYY AL 81 181 143 19 37 4 1 1 9 7 1 22 18 .259 .369 .322 .691 88 46 2 3 13 0 1 6/4
1956 38 NYY AL 31 66 52 6 12 0 0 0 6 3 0 6 6 .231 .310 .231 .541 47 12 1 0 7 0 0 6
13 Yrs 1661 6719 5816 877 1588 239 62 38 563 149 58 651 398 .273 .351 .355 .706 93 2065 107 49 193 2 1
162 Game Avg. 162 655 567 86 155 23 6 4 55 15 6 63 39 .273 .351 .355 .706 93 201 10 5 19

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1941 23 NYY AL 133 548 -3 1 0 20 9 27 2.7 19 46 4.5 .520 .517 2.5 2.9 26 $5,000 *6 MVP-20
1942 24 NYY AL 144 613 3 3 0 21 10 36 3.9 18 54 5.7 .527 .524 3.4 3.4 33 $7,500 *6 AS,MVP-19
1946 28 NYY AL 126 520 -15 1 0 8 8 2 0.3 16 18 1.8 .502 .502 0.9 1.8 10 *6
1947 29 NYY AL 153 623 1 1 0 9 10 21 2.2 18 39 4.1 .515 .514 3.1 2.0 30 *6
1948 30 NYY AL 128 539 -12 2 0 1 9 -0 -0.0 16 16 1.5 .500 .500 1.4 0.9 14 *6 MVP-33
1949 31 NYY AL 153 712 -9 1 -1 9 10 10 1.0 19 29 2.9 .507 .506 2.0 1.9 20 *6 MVP-2
1950 32 NYY AL 155 735 27 0 1 11 10 50 4.7 21 70 6.7 .530 .529 5.6 2.1 59 $32,000 *6 AS,MVP-1
1951 33 NYY AL 144 630 -3 1 0 10 9 17 1.7 19 36 3.6 .512 .511 2.5 2.0 26 $65,000 *6 AS,MVP-11
1952 34 NYY AL 152 673 -3 3 1 19 10 30 3.3 20 50 5.3 .522 .521 3.2 3.2 31 *6 AS,MVP-14
1953 35 NYY AL 134 506 7 -2 -0 9 8 22 2.3 16 38 3.9 .517 .514 2.9 1.7 29 *6 AS,MVP-6
1954 36 NYY AL 127 373 -19 1 -1 3 6 -10 -1.2 11 1 0.0 .491 .493 -0.2 0.9 -1 $40,000 *6/4
1955 37 NYY AL 81 181 -1 3 -0 -3 3 1 0.2 6 7 0.7 .502 .501 1.0 0.0 10 $38,000 6/4
1956 38 NYY AL 31 66 -3 0 -0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .491 .498 -0.0 0.0 0 $30,000 6
13 Seasons 1661 6719 -30 14 1 115 103 203 20.8 200 403 40.6 .513 .512 28.1 22.9 288 $217,500

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1941 23 NYY AL WS BRO W 5 21 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 .111 .238 .111 .349 2 0 0 0 0 1
1942 24 NYY AL WS STL L 5 23 21 2 8 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 .381 .435 .524 .959 11 0 0 0 0 0
1947 29 NYY AL WS BRO W 7 30 26 3 8 1 0 0 2 2 1 4 0 .308 .400 .346 .746 9 0 0 0 0 0
1949 31 NYY AL WS BRO W 5 23 18 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 3 0 0 2 0 0
1950 32 NYY AL WS PHI W 4 18 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 .143 .294 .143 .437 2 0 0 1 0 0
1951 33 NYY AL WS NYG W 6 28 25 5 8 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 3 .320 .393 .440 .833 11 1 1 0 0 0
1952 34 NYY AL WS BRO W 7 33 27 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 .148 .281 .185 .466 5 0 0 1 0 0
1953 35 NYY AL WS BRO W 6 23 19 4 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 .316 .409 .368 .778 7 0 0 1 0 0
1955 37 NYY AL WS BRO L 7 20 15 2 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 1 .267 .450 .267 .717 4 1 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs (9 Series) 52 219 183 21 45 3 0 2 8 10 3 30 11 .246 .355 .295 .650 54 2 1 5 0 1
9 WS 52 219 183 21 45 3 0 2 8 10 3 30 11 .246 .355 .295 .650 54 2 1 5 0 1

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1941 NYY AL 23 SS 128 124 124 680 252 399 29 109 .957 5.09 .948 4.96 MVP-20
1942 NYY AL 24 SS 144 144 143 799 324 445 30 114 .962 5.34 .949 5.01 AS,MVP-19
1946 NYY AL 28 SS 125 124 112 671 267 378 26 97 .961 5.16 .954 4.97
1947 NYY AL 29 SS 151 151 143 815 340 450 25 111 .969 5.23 .964 5.13
1948 NYY AL 30 SS 128 128 123 624 259 348 17 85 .973 4.74 .964 5.17 MVP-33
1949 NYY AL 31 SS 152 151 151 792 329 440 23 118 .971 5.06 .963 5.17 MVP-2
1950 NYY AL 32 SS 155 155 149 1351.2 767 301 452 14 123 .982 5.01 4.86 .961 5.05 4.96 AS,MVP-1
1951 NYY AL 33 SS 144 144 130 1236.1 748 317 407 24 113 .968 5.27 5.03 .961 5.20 5.17 AS,MVP-11
1952 NYY AL 34 SS 152 152 132 1312.1 785 308 458 19 116 .976 5.25 5.04 .962 4.94 4.94 AS,MVP-14
1953 NYY AL 35 SS 133 132 91 1074.2 647 214 409 24 100 .963 9 10 5.22 4.68 .966 5.11 5.08 AS,MVP-6
1954 NYY AL 36 SS 126 98 51 828.0 494 184 294 16 84 .968 3 4 5.20 3.79 .960 5.00 4.97
1954 NYY AL 36 2B 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.30
1955 NYY AL 37 SS 79 43 26 451.1 235 93 132 10 30 .957 -3 -9 4.49 2.85 .959 4.93 4.89
1955 NYY AL 37 2B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.30
1956 NYY AL 38 SS 30 15 9 154.1 91 31 54 6 17 .934 -1 -7 4.96 2.83 .960 4.98 4.94
13 Seasons SS 1647 1561 1384 6408.2 8148 3219 4666 263 1217 .968 7 1 5.13 4.79 .959 5.05 5.04
2 Seasons 2B 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 0.50 .980 5.40 5.30
13 Seasons TOT 1649 1561 1384 6412.2 8149 3220 4666 263 1217 .968 7 1 5.13 4.78 .959 5.05 5.04
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1956 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1962 BBWAA (27.5%)
1964 BBWAA (22.4%)
1964 Run Off ( 5.5%)
1966 BBWAA (17.9%)
1967 BBWAA (24.3%)
1967 Run Off ( 4.6%)
1968 BBWAA (26.1%)
1969 BBWAA (22.9%)
1970 BBWAA (26.3%)
1971 BBWAA (25.6%)
1972 BBWAA (26.0%)
1973 BBWAA (29.2%)
1974 BBWAA (30.4%)
1975 BBWAA (32.3%)
1976 BBWAA (38.4%)
1994 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1994
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1941 AL (20, 2%)
1942 AL (19, 3%)
1948 AL (33, 0%)
1949 AL (2, 52%)
1950 AL (1, 85%)
1951 AL (11, 14%)
1952 AL (14, 10%)
1953 AL (6, 23%)
1 MVP
1.89 Career Shares (107th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1942 AL  5.7 (6th)
1950 AL  6.7 (2nd)
1952 AL  5.3 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1942 AL  5.7 (5th)
1950 AL  6.7 (1st)
1952 AL  5.3 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1950 AL  5.6 (2nd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1941 AL  2.9 (1st)
1942 AL  3.4 (1st)
1946 AL  1.8 (6th)
1947 AL  2.0 (3rd)
1948 AL  0.9 (8th)
1949 AL  1.9 (3rd)
1950 AL  2.1 (2nd)
1951 AL  2.0 (2nd)
1952 AL  3.2 (1st)
1953 AL  1.7 (7th)
Career  22.9 (26th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1950 AL  .324 (6th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1950 AL  .418 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1947 AL  153 (7th)
1949 AL  153 (6th)
1950 AL  155 (5th)
1952 AL  152 (4th)

At Bats s c a p y
1949 AL  614 (2nd)
1950 AL  617 (5th)
1952 AL  578 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1949 AL  712 (2nd)
1950 AL  735 (1st)
1952 AL  673 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1949 AL  110 (6th)
1950 AL  125 (2nd)
1952 AL  89 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1950 AL  200 (2nd)

Doubles s c a p y
1950 AL  36 (3rd)

Triples s c a p y
1947 AL  9 (7th)
1949 AL  7 (9th)
1952 AL  10 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1950 AL  92 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1941 AL  14 (6th)
1942 AL  22 (3rd)
1946 AL  14 (4th)
1947 AL  11 (5th)
1949 AL  18 (2nd)
1950 AL  12 (2nd)
1951 AL  18 (3rd)
1952 AL  17 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1941 AL  126 (5th)
1947 AL  113 (10th)
1949 AL  135 (6th)
1950 AL  150 (1st)
1951 AL  119 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1950 AL  111 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1950 AL  26 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1950 AL  2.4 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1950 AL  299 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1942 AL  6 (2nd)
1946 AL  6 (2nd)
1947 AL  8 (1st)
1950 AL  7 (5th)
1951 AL  5 (10th)
1952 AL  5 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1948 AL  13 (7th)
1949 AL  25 (1st)
1950 AL  19 (1st)
1951 AL  26 (1st)
1952 AL  23 (1st)
1953 AL  18 (2nd)
1954 AL  18 (2nd)
1955 AL  13 (4th)
Career  193 (90th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1946 AL  7 (8th)
1950 AL  8 (2nd)

SB % s c a p y
1951 AL  85.71 (1st)
1952 AL  73.91 (2nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1949 AL  7.8 (6th)
1950 AL  8.8 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1947 AL  17.7 (10th)
1948 AL  19.3 (10th)
1951 AL  20.0 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1949 AL  494 (1st)
1950 AL  450 (7th)
1951 AL  431 (10th)
1952 AL  469 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1942 AL  15.07 (10th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1950 AL  2.8 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1942 AL  1.6 (10th)

Assistss c a p y
1942 AL  445 (4th)
1950 AL  452 (5th)
1952 AL  458 (1st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1947 AL  25 (5th)
1951 AL  24 (5th)
1953 AL  24 (3rd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1942 AL  144 (3rd)
1946 AL  125 (5th)
1947 AL  151 (2nd)
1948 AL  128 (4th)
1949 AL  152 (3rd)
1950 AL  155 (1st)
1951 AL  144 (3rd)
1952 AL  152 (1st)
1953 AL  133 (4th)
1954 AL  126 (4th)
Career  1,647 (44th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1942 AL  324 (1st)
1946 AL  267 (3rd)
1947 AL  340 (2nd)
1948 AL  259 (4th)
1949 AL  329 (2nd)
1950 AL  301 (1st)
1951 AL  317 (2nd)
1952 AL  308 (2nd)
1953 AL  214 (5th)
Career  3,219 (32nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  399 (3rd)
1942 AL  445 (2nd)
1946 AL  378 (5th)
1947 AL  450 (4th)
1948 AL  348 (4th)
1949 AL  440 (5th)
1950 AL  452 (3rd)
1951 AL  407 (4th)
1952 AL  458 (1st)
1953 AL  409 (4th)
Career  4,666 (60th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  29 (4th)
1942 AL  30 (5th)
1946 AL  26 (4th)
1947 AL  25 (4th)
1949 AL  23 (5th)
1951 AL  24 (3rd)
1952 AL  19 (4th)
1953 AL  24 (2nd)
Career  263 (92nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  109 (1st)
1942 AL  114 (1st)
1946 AL  97 (2nd)
1947 AL  111 (3rd)
1948 AL  85 (4th)
1949 AL  118 (3rd)
1950 AL  123 (2nd)
1951 AL  113 (2nd)
1952 AL  116 (1st)
1953 AL  100 (2nd)
1954 AL  84 (4th)
Career  1,217 (16th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1953 AL  9 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1950 AL  5.01 (5th)
1951 AL  5.27 (4th)
1952 AL  5.25 (1st)
1953 AL  5.22 (4th)
1954 AL  5.20 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  5.09 (1st)
1942 AL  5.34 (1st)
1946 AL  5.16 (2nd)
1947 AL  5.23 (3rd)
1949 AL  5.06 (4th)
1950 AL  4.86 (4th)
1951 AL  5.03 (4th)
1952 AL  5.04 (1st)
1953 AL  4.68 (5th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  .957 (4th)
1942 AL  .962 (2nd)
1946 AL  .961 (3rd)
1947 AL  .969 (5th)
1948 AL  .973 (3rd)
1949 AL  .971 (1st)
1950 AL  .982 (1st)
1951 AL  .968 (3rd)
1952 AL  .976 (2nd)
1954 AL  .968 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1956 AL  born 1917-09-25 (6th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 46 (554), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 87 (207), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 23 (590), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (33rd), 40.6 career WAR/33.7 7yr-peak WAR/37.2 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
194123New York Yankees$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194224New York Yankees$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195032New York Yankees$32,0002/8/50 NYT
195133New York Yankees$65,000P. Gregory, The Baseball Player...(1956)P. Golenbock, Dynasty 274: $50,000
195436New York Yankees$40,0002/9/55 TSN
195537New York Yankees$38,0002/9/55 TSN
195638New York Yankees$30,0001/18/56 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$217,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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