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Contest: "Scooter"

Yankees shortstop Phil "The Scooter" Rizzuto (March, 1950)

(Credit: AP)

"Scooter: The Biography of Phil Rizzuto," by Carlo DeVito, is what we in the business refer to as "a clip job." It's reported almost excluslvely through secondary sources - previously published interviews and information.

Having written that, if you're a Rizzuto fan, you'll like it. Because Rizzuto was eminently likeable, and his life story is a good one. Besides, you're...

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