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A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: “Mr. Shortstop” in The Bronx since he took over that position for the Yankees in 1941. Several clubs offered the sum of $250,000 for Rizzuto and second baseman Gerry Priddy when the duo were teamed together with Kansas City in the American Association, but Yanks ended up getting “Scooter” for $65,000. Was born in Brooklyn, graduated high school in Queens, raised a Dodgers fan, but now makes his home in New Jersey.


Birth Date: September 25, 1917
Birth Location: Brooklyn, NY
Death Date: August 13, 2007
Death Location: West Orange NJ, USA
Weight: 150 lb
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 14, 1941
Final Game Date: August 16, 1956
Years Played: 13
Games Played: 1,661
At Bats: 5,816
Runs: 877
Hits: 1,588
Doubles: 239
Triples: 62
Home Runs: 38
RBIs: 563
Stolen Bases: 149
Base on Balls: 651
Batting Average: 0.273
Position: Short Stop

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