I started to tell you this story
And I was rudely interrupted by somebody.
Not Seaver though.
I want to make that clear...
When I went to get the newspaper
His name is Phil,
Same as mine,
Brought in a bat.
I thought he was going to give it to me.
Joe DiMaggio’s bat.
And it had “US ARMY” on it.
DiMag was in the army.
He got it in Hawaii.
This Phil’s brother,
Was stationed with DiMaggio.
And DiMaggio gave him a bat.
And you should see that thing.
And he wanted to know if it was worth money.
I said, “It’s worth a lot of money.
And if we can get DiMaggio’s name on it,
It’ll be worth ten times more.”
You couldn’t chip that bat.
That’s the way DiMaggio’s wood was on the bats.
He would ask for that type of wood.
Being an old fisherman
He knew about the trees.
— Phil Rizzuto (1917-2007)
Detroit at NY
Scott Sanderson pitching to Lou Whitaker
4th inning, 2 outs, 2 base runners
Tigers lead, 4-1